St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, currently located at 31st Ave and Humboldt St, will be moving to Stapleton and will have the first new-construction church built in Stapleton.
The top rendering shows the first phase, a preschool, which is now under construction at Montview Blvd. and Valentia (next to DSST).
Phase two, the lower rendering, shows the 580-seat sanctuary that will be built in the future. The sanctuary will be on Montview and the preschool is directly behind it. Until the sanctuary is built, an area within the preschool building will be used for Sunday services, according to the church’s pastor, Reverend Randolph West.
The preschool, called Acacia Learning Center, will have space for 209 children from infant to pre-school. They are not yet accepting application but Pastor West says they hope to finish the building and open July 15. The head of the new program comes from Kindercare.