J.R. Atkins, Pastor

Church Office (970)285-9892


For most of his life, J.R. has thought of himself as a businessman carrying out the great commission, to go forth and make disciples of all nations. Accepting Christ in third grade in a Lutheran church, J.R. has been a United Methodist since he was in college. As a consultant on social media and online marketing, J.R. has worked to build his consulting firm on Christian values. He has a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Dallas Campus, and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology.

J.R. is an avid sailor, enjoys many types of music, including jazz. He lives in Parachute, CO with his wife, Stacey Atkins, MTS who is a Spiritual Director in private practice. J.R.’s son, Coleman, is a graduate of Texas State University, lives in Denver, and coaches people in the art of bodybuilding.