History Of TCBC


Early Beginnings

Pastor Matt Olson and his wife Diane came to Colorado immediately following their marriage and moved into an apartment in Broomfield on the north side of Denver. Pastor Olson had targeted this suburban area as one where there was a definite need for a new church, and began knocking on doors in August of 1981.
On September 6 of that year, Tri-City Baptist Church held its first service with eighteen people in the congregation. By December, there were 120.

First Services

On September 6 of that year, Tri-City Baptist Church held its first service with eighteen people in the congregation. By December, there were 120.

After looking at forty buildings in the north side of the metropolitan area, the church settled in at the John R. Little Elementary School located in Arvada. Only available on Sunday mornings, the church family met Sunday evenings for services in the home of Sterling Miles near 94th and Wadsworth Boulevard, between Arvada and Broomfield.

Expansion & Relocation

On January of 1982, the people of Tri-City began praying for land and a building. One month later, the deacons at the First Baptist Church of Arvada offered their large physical complex at 57th and Yarrow St, plus two houses, to Tri-City Baptist. With no current pastor of their own, the church in Arvada merged its own forty members into the Tri-City Baptist congregation.

Tri-City continued to grow rapidly with the acquisition of debt free facility – so much so, that over ten acres of prime property in Westminster was purchased in 1985. Once access was granted from the City of Westminster across the Farmer’s Highline Canal, and a bridge was constructed by the church, the new church campus construction began.

On Mother’s Day (1996), the relocation finally took place – only two blocks from its original meeting location in the Miles’ home.


Knowing God's Will with Absolute Confidence

Twenty years later, in the summer of 2001, Dr. Matt Olson resigned from the pulpit. Shortly after, the call of Senior Pastor went to Dr. William J. Senn, III who had served at University Baptist Church of Clemson, South Carolina for nearly twenty years. Along with his family, the Senn’s arrived at Tri-City Baptist Church on July 4, 2002.

With our beginnings rooted as a new church plant, we have always had a desire to begin other new churches in the Denver metro area, and have successfully started and supported numerous ministries along Colorado’s Front Range in strategic locations.

Two expansion projects later, the congregation of TCBC moved into its current sanctuary for worship services in April of 2008. With a seating capacity of nearly 900, we rejoice in all that God has miraculously done over the years.

God has blessed Tri-City Baptist Church with several multi-lingual works and a robust missionary portfolio. Meeting our goal of becoming debt-free in 2023, we are excited about our newly overhauled gymnasium. We are currently praying and planning for our next expansion project which, Lord willing, will include a new educational wing.



9:00 AM – Sunday School (Children)
9:00 AM – Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF)
10:30 AM – Morning Worship
6:00 PM – Evening Service


6:30 PM – ROOTED Teens
6:30 PM – AWANA
6:30 PM – Adult Bible Studies
7:00 PM – Hispanic Bible Study

Office Hours

12:30–4:30 | Monday
9:00–4:30 | Tuesday–Thursday
9:00–1:00 | Friday

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