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Proclaiming and Living Out the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Who. What. When. Where. Why.


Summit Church Montrose (SCM) is a fairly new church plant (first service was January 2021), sponsored by SEND Network a branch of the North American Mission Board. Locally, SCM was planted by the Iglesia Verdad y Vida congregation with support from The Colorado Baptists

Together we share the wonderfully restored Old Menoken Schoolhouse.


SCM is a wonderful mix of people! We have young families, singles, retirees, babies, toddlers, elementary, middle, and high school aged children. We come together from different backgrounds to worship, serve, and grow in the knowledge and goodness of Christ.


Sunday services at 9am

followed by delicious snacks, coffee, and fellowship.

SCM meets for prayer, Bible Study, meals, and fellowship with each other. (See events for dates and times.)  


Summit Church Montrose meets in the Old Menoken Schoolhouse

Physical address:

10977 60.75 Rd, Montrose, CO 81403

Mailing Address:

PO Box 671, Montrose, CO 81402

Call/Text 970.275.7026


SCM was started to reach Montrose and the surrounding areas with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Some of our core values are:

  • Preach the Truth of The Gospel

(Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free, John 8:32)

  • Recognize we can know and understand the Bible through reading and studying

(Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart, Psalm 119:34)

  • Live life with friends and neighbors

(Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another, Hebrews 10:25)

  • Share the hope and peace found in a personal relationship with Christ

(Therefore, since we have been justified through faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1)


You are welcome to join us anytime. We welcome anyone seeking God’s love and forgiveness through the Gospel of Jesus Christ or someone who is just starting out and has questions. We hope to see you soon!

Sundays at 9am we have childcare provided during the sermon for babies up to kindergarten/first grade. We are a church body that delights in hearing the sounds of children. We recognize their value.

We look forward to seeing you,

John DeSario

Pastor at Summit Church Montrose


As Summit Church grows, we will add an elder board to guide and direct the church. Currently Pastor John DeSario and Pastor Mauro Zuniga lead Summit Church with advice and direction from the congregation through informal and formal meetings.

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Pastor of Summit Church

John and his wife Debra have been married since 2003 and have three school-aged children. They moved to Montrose in 2017 to work with youth and families at another local church. 

John holds a BS in Mathematics from Marshall University (1996) and a Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary (2009). John has worked for Campus Crusade for Christ, First Baptist Church of Dallas and has also taught 20 years in private and public schools and at Eastfield College. 

John enjoys spending time with his family, driving on Jeep trails in his '92 Land Cruiser, skiing at Powderhorn and Telluride, riding his HD Heritage Softail, and watching college football (Go Buckeyes!). 

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Pastor of Iglesia Verdad Y Vida

Pastor Zuniga and his wife Joanna have been serving the Lord in Montrose for over six years, reaching the hispanic community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their church, Iglesia Verdad Y Vida purchased the Old Menoken Schoolhouse in 2018. 

Pastor DeSario and Pastor Zuniga and Joanna Zuniga worked together at a previous church and began partnering in ministry again at Igelesia Verdad Y Vida in the summer of 2020. 

Currently Pastor Zuniga gives oversight and encouraging direction to Pastor DeSario and Summit Church. 

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God's Word is Our Compass and Guide

Summit Church is governed by the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible is our compass and guide for doctrine. We affirm the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. Summit Church also affirms the doctrines of the Reformation. We are members of the CBGC and affiliated with the Gospel Coalition

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