Our Story

History in Brief

From the wide, sparse plains of Texas came a Methodist cowboy-preacher on horseback. Hugh Griffin’s purpose was to share the Good News of Jesus with those immigrating to the New Mexico Territory. The year was 1879. He would make it to various points around the San Juan Basin to preach wherever he could find at least a small group of people.
Not until 1886 was there a church formed using a small adobe building on Main Street. New times and community growth brought various forms of ministry to meet new circumstances. At the corner of Behrend and La Plata a new building was started in 1911. For seven years only a basement could be afforded. The structure was completed in 1920. Eight years later, the Presbyterians and Methodists formed a federated church. Preachers were rotated every two years.
October 24, 2017 history was made when our church body voted to change the name of the church to RiverStone Church! After much prayer, sweat, tears, and with a new fire for Christ in this community, we launched RiverStone Church on January 28, 2018. God called us to be a body of Christ followers responding to the changing circumstances and dynamics of the 21st century with a fresh vision for ministry intent on making followers of Jesus. That vision calls us to Love God and others, to Follow Jesus and to Serve God and others!