Working together to plant new churches and resource existing churches to better reach the Pikes Peak region.

Located where Kathryn Lee Bates composed the stirring words to "America the Beautiful" the Pikes Peak Area is truly a place where the purple mountain majesty meets the fruited plain where over 55 churches look beyond the natural beauty to focus on developing, empowering and deploying missionaries to share God's love and the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Churches

In the area surrounding Pikes Peak, over 650,000 people live, work, and play with over 80% of those people being unchurched.


We value patterning together to reach and disciple people for our Lord, Jesus Christ.  There are four basic ways that you can partner with us.


In the pursuit of helping others reach the Pikes Peak region, various resources are available.

About Pikes Peak Baptist Association

Who We Are

Pikes Peak Baptist Association is an association of the Southern Baptist Churches located in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. There are currently 55 churches and church plants in the association. Our geographical area consists of El Paso and Teller Counties. Colorado Springs is the main city in our association, with a population in the metropolitan area nearing 700,000 people.

 Our Beliefs

Each of our churches are completely autonomous in structure and in nature. As a result, there can be minor differences in their theological beliefs. However, the majority of our churches and the associational staff subscribe to the Southern Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

Our Affiliation

Our Purpose, Vision, & Values

Our Purpose

To assist, network, and resource the churches of the Pikes Peak Baptist Association to fulfill their unique, God-given mission.

Our Vision

As described in Acts 1:8, we envision the fulfillment of the Great Commission in southern Colorado, North America, and the world through a partnership of missional churches.

Our motto:

“Every church missional. Every person a missionary.”

Our 7 Core Values

Worldwide Missions Involvement

We believe that God has called every Christian and every congregation to participate in worldwide missions and are committed to assisting our churches in missions involvement.

Local Missional Outreach

We believe that each church is to be a body of missionaries sent into their local community and are committed to assisting our churches in becoming missional in focus.

Intentional Prayer

We believe that prayer is a key element in knowing and doing the will of God and advancing His Kingdom and are committed to praying together as individuals and churches.

Starting New Churches

We believe that starting new churches helps to accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission and are committed to assisting and resourcing our churches in starting new congregations.

Unity and Cooperation

We believe that a unified network of churches can do more than any one church and are committed to cooperating in unity to multiply our effectiveness in Kingdom work.

Congregational Health and Development

We believe that healthy and vibrant churches are necessary to advancing God’s Kingdom and are committed to assisting our churches to reach their full potential.

Leader Health and Development

We believe that healthy church leaders produce healthy churches and are committed to equipping and nurturing the leaders of our congregations.

Our Amazing Team

Bill Lighty
Church Planting Catalyst
Phone: 719-237-1603

Bill Gandy
Collegiate Minister
Phone: 719-322-7088

Jo Zugich
Phone: 719-635-0026

Gay Williams
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 719-635-0026

Associational Administrative Team

Stewart McWilliams - Moderator
(Fellowship of the Rockies)
Phone: 633-4659

Steve Allen
 - Vice Moderator
(High View Baptist Church)
Phone: 687-8585

Jeff Martin

(Open Bible Baptist Church)
Phone: 475-2001

Bob Bender
(1st Baptist Church Black Forest)
Phone: 495-4188

David Fitzgerald
(Garden Ranch Baptist Church)
Phone: 591-1487

Allen Briggs
(Vanguard Church)
Phone: 591-8800