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Matt Washington

Senior Pastor

Matt Washington is the senior pastor and founder of Legacy Hills Church. He and his wife, Jade, previously served on the pastoral staff at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas.

They have been married for 12 years and have two sons, Levi (2yo) and Luke (6mo). They currently reside in Parker, Colorado.

Lead Team

Neal Seiwert

Associate Pastor

Jade Washington

Associate Pastor

Elders

Ethan Fisher

Apostolic Elder

Ben Ward

Elder

Josh Campos

Elder

Nic Lesmeister

Elder

About

We Believe

In the importance of building legacies of faith. Legacy is not only something we leave but something we inherit. We have an opportunity to receive from those who have gone before us and build on it for those coming after us.

As a church, we want to see people passionately devoted to God and to experience His love, trust His Word and follow His lead. We believe God’s desire is for every person to be healthy and whole, every marriage to be intimate and flourishing, and every family to be strengthened and united.

Go to Community

Matthew 16:18

Our Story

The city of Denver has been in Pastor Matt’s heart for a long time. As a child, he became a Denver Broncos fan and had a deep desire of one day moving to Colorado. In 2018, while on staff at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas, he and Pastor Jade began sensing the Lord was calling them to plant a church. What started as a dream to do something meaningful for God and for people was confirmed in a moment of quiet time as Pastor Matt read from Matthew 16:18,

“And I tell you that you are Peter. On this rock I will build My church. The powers of hell will not be able to have power over My church.”

He later asked the Lord, “We will go anywhere but where would You have us go to plant a church?” Immediately, he felt the Lord respond, “What is the city that I put in your heart since you were a little boy?” In that moment, he knew that God was saying Denver, Colorado. It wasn’t just a childhood dream after all. It was a seed the Lord planted many years prior that would develop into a burden to reach people.

Pastor Matt and Pastor Jade traveled to Denver soon after to pray in the city and seek confirmation if Denver is where God would be sending them. After receiving confirmation they shared with the leadership at Gateway Church what they believed God was saying. That began a multi-year process of prayer, preparation and coaching. In 2022, Pastor Matt and Pastor Jade were prayed over, blessed and sent by Gateway Church to plant Legacy Hills Church in Lone Tree/Parker, Colorado.

Our Values / Beliefs

Statement of Faith

Article 1 | The Trinity

It is the testimony of both the Old and New Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God and that He is eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

1. God the Father.
God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in His own image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.

2. The Son.
Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man’s redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures—God and man—in one person.

3. The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Article 2 | The Scripture

We affirm that the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.

Article 3 | The Atonement

Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. Healing—body, soul, and spirit—and all of God’s provisions for His saints, are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated.

Article 4 | Salvation

The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is effected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for mankind. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, foreknew those who would choose Him. It is secure in the eternal, unchanging commitment of God who does not lie and is forever the same. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior.

Article 5 | The Christian Life

We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence, God’s provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.

Article 6 | The Church

The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations and to present the saints complete in Christ. The five-fold ministry of Ephesians 4 governs the Church, the offices of elder and deacon, as well as other offices mentioned in scripture. Church policy is a balance between congregation and eldership authority, emphasizing the final authority of the Church leadership. It is essential to the life of the Church that scriptural patterns of discipline are practiced and that oversight for Church discipline, individual and corporate, is exercised by the leadership of the Church.

Article 7 | Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

The Word of God enjoins on the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is identification with Jesus and is effected in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers.

Article 8 | Eschatology

We affirm the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium, and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the new heavens and the new earth.