In 1977, a small community church called the Church at Redstone was founded by Pastor Doug Self and a few others. Over the years, Church at Redstone grew and was overflowing the building that had been constructed in the downtown core of the Town of Redstone. That growth led to the planting of Church at Carbondale in 1990. The foundation of Church of Carbondale’s mission was “a fun place to get serious with God, for people who have given up on church, but not on God.” In 2000, we added, “where you can build a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ”. In 2011 the realization struck us that the name Church at Carbondale, wasn’t big enough for what God was calling us to and after much prayer and consideration we became The Orchard. Our mission being simple, yet profound, to Love God. Love people.
In 2012 Dr. Doug Self retired and Pastor Charley Hill took the reins as Lead Pastor. Under his vision and guidance, The Orchard had moved forward with the initiative of Loving God and Loving people practically and realistically every day. In May of 2019 Charley Hill stepped down from the role of Lead Pastor to move back to his beloved Town of Steamboat Springs. Daniel Self stepped into the Lead Pastor position in June of 2019 and through many challenges, including a pandemic, he has led The Orchard into a deeper relationship with Jesus both corporately and personally. He strives to ensure our vision is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing, which is Jesus as our Savior. Our church is building on the many years of foundation, relationship and experience of leadership and our members. All during the week, all over our Valley, not only when gathering on Sundays, we are Loving God and Loving people wholeheartedly and without abandon.