OUR MISSION

Centerpoint is made up of men, women, and children who love Jesus Christ and are committed to making Him known in our town, our state, our country, and throughout the world.

OUR TEAM

We desire to be a home for the authentic, the humble, the hurting, the healed, and the unified. We want everyone to know the only way, the truth, and the life found in Jesus.

Pastor Jon Duncan
Pastor Jon DuncanSenior Pastor
Jon Duncan, with his wife, Marlene, have been married for 37 years, and have been blessed with 3 married children and 3 granddaughters. Jon and Marlene have served the Lord in ministry for almost all of their married life in Colorado, and have loved the opportunity to grow together with God’s people. Marlene teaches Kindergarten in our local elementary school, and finds great joy in giving her students the best beginning to their education that she can provide. Her greatest joy is serving alongside her husband at Centerpoint, loving its people, and working side-by-side with them to share the Gospel and reach the lost.
Bart Mitchell
Bart MitchellWorship Pastor
Bart was born in Houston, TX in 1965. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1988. Due to the influence of a business mentor, Bart & his wife Marcy committed their lives to the Lord together in 1994. They were relocated with GE and moved to Pagosa Springs in 2003.

Bart & Marcy have 3 children: Brayden, Hayley, and Sydney. Their prayer is that God would give their family wisdom and knowledge as they move forward with His plan for their lives.

Eric Swithin
Eric SwithinYouth Pastor
Eric Swithin, with his wife, Kameron, have been married for 9 years, and have been blessed with a two year old daughter and second baby on the way (due in July 2019). Eric and Kameron served the Lord in youth ministry long before they ever met and continued to pour into youth both individually and side-by-side for almost all of their married life in Texas and Colorado. Kameron is currently the Director of Children’s Ministry for Centerpoint Church (newborns through 4th grade), and Eric shepherds Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers (5th-12th grades). Eric and Kameron’s greatest joy is walking side-by-side in God’s Spirit as they serve the bride of Jesus!
Forrest Bohlen
Forrest BohlenHispanic Ministries
After serving 27 years as missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Forrest and Becky accepted the invitation of Centerpoint to start a Hispanic church. Their passion is to reach Hispanics in our community for Christ and to watch them become disciple makers. The Bohlens have been married for over 40 years and have two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Ethan Hageness
Ethan HagenessAssociate Youth Pastor
Ethan Hageness and his wife Mackenzie, will be married for 5 years in May 2019 and have been blessed with one daughter, Avonlea, who is 2 years old. When Ethan is not working with our youth, he works full-time as an EMT. Ethan loves using his God given gift and talents in the medical field as well as in the youth group. Mackenzie is a hair stylist and owns her own skin care business. Mackenzie is passionate about helping people feel comfortable in their own skin and who God created them to be. They have served together in children’s and youth ministry since before their marriage and love seeing God use their strengths and weaknesses for His glory here at Centerpoint and throughout the town of Pagosa Springs.
Kameron Swithin
Kameron SwithinChildren's Director
Kameron Swithin is married to Eric Swithin, our youth pastor. They have been married since 2009 and have two beautiful children. After practicing corporate law for 9 years, Kameron felt led by God to leave her legal career in order to serve alongside Eric in ministry, while raising their children. In addition to serving the Jr. High and Sr. High students, she also serves as the Children’s Ministry Director, overseeing the church’s ministry to newborns through 4th graders. She loves seeing God through the simple-like faith of children. Loving others and serving alongside her husband is the highlight of her ministry. Kameron also serves on the worship team, as she finds great joy in singing praises to the Lord.

OUR DEACONS

OUR BELIEFS

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.

God

There is one–and only one–living and true God. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

God the Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

God the Son

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Man

Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.

God’s Purpose of Grace

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

The Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. This church is an autonomous body. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.

Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

The Lord’s Day

The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.

Last Things

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. The righteous will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

Evangelism & Missions

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.

Education

The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

Stewardship

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

Cooperation

Christ’s people should organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God . Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.

The Christian & the Social Order

Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in his own life and in human society. The Christian should oppose in the spirit of Christ every form of greed, selfishness, and vice.

Religious Liberty

Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.