We like to call ourselves a "multi-denominational" church. We're proudly affiliated with the American Baptist Church, but on any given Sunday you'll find folks in worship from many denominations and backgrounds - and many with no "church history" at all!
We pride ourselves on offering a church service that appeals to all ages, but is particularly designed to be "senior friendly!" Traditional hymns of the faith, large print bulletins, easy to read projection, hearing assistance, and easy access ensure that persons of any age or ability are able to join us in worship and throughout the week.
ALL are welcome to join us in worship, study and service - we mean it!.
Rev. Sara Robb-Scott, Senior Pastor. Sara began her role in August 2023. Before coming to Eaton, Sara served as bereavement program coordinator and hospital chaplain at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that, Sara served as Associate Pastor for 6 years at a small, predominantly aging church in Decatur, GA. She brings extensive experience in ministry with older adults and expertise in tending the spiritual needs of people living with dementia to the role. Sara and her husband Andrew live in Denver with their cat, ReeseeMuffin.
Jeanne Henderson, Community Care Minister/Church Administrator. Jeanne began volunteering in 2001 at Eaton Senior Communities when some friends moved here. With an extensive background in pastoral care, she joined the staff in 2010 as Resident Advocate and Community Care Minister. In addition in 2018, she assumed the responsibilities of the Financial Administrator for the Church at Eaton.
Founded as the "not-quite-yet" city of Lakewood was being settled in 1951, West Alameda Community Baptist Church, an American Baptist Church congregation, has a long history of being a blessing to our members and our community. Always socially concerned, the church hosted the first Jefferson County Public Library, one of the first church day-care centers in the area, a community health clinic, and was the first racially integrated church in Jefferson County.
In 1978, under the leadership of Pastor Dean Painter, the church made the courageous decision to sell their West Alameda Ave. church campus in order to buy nearby land and build the senior housing community which is now known as Eaton Senior Communities. Today, from its home within The Residences at Eaton Senior Communities, the church still reaches out in love to its neighbors, partnering with mission and social service agencies both local and international, and offering love and support to all who need Good News in their lives, both within our walls and beyond.
Finding Us . . .
Our church services take place in the Centrum Chapel in The Residences at Eaton Senior Communities, at 333 S. Eaton St. in Lakewood. On Sunday mornings, if you park on Eaton St. in front of the building, you may enter through the main door. Volunteers are posted until 9:55 a.m. to welcome you at that security door
Church parking is also allowed from 9:30-12:30 Sunday mornings on the driveway along the yellow-painted curb (loading zone) directly in front of the Eaton building. Please do not park in areas with red painted curbs which are reserved for emergency vehicles, or in numbered spaces in the lot which are reserved for residents.
WACBC 333 S. Eaton St. Lakewood, CO 80226 303-937-3013