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Local Legacy

90 years of service

Article by Pastor Paul D. Espinoza

Photography by Courtesy of Junction Community Church

Originally published in Grand Junction Lifestyle

At Junction Community Church (JCC). this Easter we will be celebrating nine decades of God’s favor and faithfulness. JCC began in 1931 when a small group of Hispanic believers dared to dream of starting a church. The church began as a Spanish-speaking community, it became bilingual, and today, it is English speaking. Although the language has changed, JCC remains a diverse community of believers from all ethnicities, backgrounds, and walks of life.

In the late 1930s, the first church building, located on 9th and Noland, was generously donated to the newly formed church. In the 1970s, a vision for growth and a new home developed as the Orchard Avenue property was purchased. As 1980 rolled around, a new octagon-shaped building was built at 2867 Orchard Avenue. Along with the change in locations, the church has also experienced several name changes throughout the years. It was founded as Templo Sion and was later changed to Zion Spanish Assembly of God, and eventually Zion Assembly, before becoming Junction Community Church in 2009.

JCC has become known as a church that is passionate about leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Lead Pastors, Paul and Mary Espinoza, have served since 2007 and continue to believe that God’s very best is still ahead. The church is actively developing a multipurpose building that will serve as an asset to the Grand Valley. It is being designed and developed with children, youth, and community activity in mind.

As we celebrate 90 years of legacy, we honor the past, we are grateful for the present, and we are expectant of the future. All are welcome as we celebrate the continuing legacy on April 4th, at 9 AM, 10:30 AM, and Noon. Services will be both in-person and online at Jctcc.TV or on social media platforms.