Who We Are
The mission of Shepherd of the Hills is to join God’s work in our neighborhood to share Christ’s light and hope and to demonstrate His love and mercy. We follow Christ’s example of coming not to be served, but to serve, and in that way, we strive to live out our beliefs.
Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church began congregating 58 years ago in the Applewood neighborhood which was a growing community with many young families. It was organized by the Denver Presbytery in 1962 and Dr. Malcom Sweet became the first pastor in 1963. Five acres of land was purchased at 20th and Simms and the first building constructed in 1964. As the congregation grew, additions were added which included the sanctuary in 1970, designed by Robert Strange.
Who We Are now...
Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church (SOTH), a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is located just west of Denver in Lakewood, Colorado. We have a rich history of ministry and service in the Denver area, beginning with SOTH’s founding in 1962 and continuing today as we strive to be a spiritual home for our
Its tent-like structure was inspired by the biblical “David’s tent” or “tent of meeting” symbolizing the church’s need to be flexible, mobile and ready to adjust to meet the needs of the community and church family. Shepherd of the Hills is living out the “tent” concept and mobilizing its resources for the community. The playground and the 2019 development of the South Field into a beautiful green space and Community Garden provides opportunities for partnering with the neighborhood.
congregation and our neighbors. We are a caring community with a belief in the love of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, a desire to share and deepen our relationship with God, a passion for serving others, and a willingness to be open and welcoming to new people and to new ideas.
How To Get Involved...
We offer a variety of ways to become involved at Shepherd of the Hills: worship services (Sunday morning and Tuesday evening); adult and children’s Sunday morning classes; Bible studies and small group classes; music groups; and fellowship activities throughout the year (summer barbecues, Advent Festival, special concerts and events).
We also offer service opportunities to meet the needs of the community and neighborhood. This website will have the most recent information, so please check it out. Whether you are a participant or a volunteer, we welcome and encourage you to join us! Learn More
Where We Are Going
Shepherd of the Hills is following God’s call to step outside our doors; to walk beside and to serve our neighbors. We want to become a gathering place that fosters spiritual growth and creatively engages with our community. We invite you to become a part of our exciting future!