Early meetings were held at 1645 Chester Street, and other temporary locations until the City of Aurora donated two lots at the corner of 17th and Alton in 1937. Services were held in a portable tabernacle on the property until a permanent structure was erected in 1941.
The congregation grew consistently and in a short time purchased property at 1523 Boston Street. By New Year’s Day 1953 the church was dedicated debt-free. The church continued to grow and thrive and over the next few years underwent several expansion programs including a new sanctuary in 1960, educational space in 1963, and a youth center in 1965.
With the facilities crowded by 1970, the congregation took a major step in their development with the purchase of 12 acres at 11001 E. Alameda Avenue. Construction was soon started on a colonial style sanctuary.
In 1980, the Family Activities Building was added to the complex to facilitate an ever-growing Christian Education department and enlarge the facilities of Aurora Christian Academy. In 1990, the Children’s Ministries Center was constructed, and housed both Aurora Christian Learning Center and Aurora Christian Academy.
Under the leadership of Pastor Howard Cummings, 56 acres of land near E-470 and Smoky Hill Road was purchased in 1999 for future expansion. The site presently consists of 29.5 acres and is strategically located adjacent to the Southlands Mall in the center of the city’s growth plan. After nearly 27 years of service to Aurora First Assembly, Pastor Cummings retired as Senior Pastor.
In October 2002, Pastor Gene Roncone was elected to be the new Senior Pastor of Aurora First Assembly by a near unanimous vote of the membership. Under his leadership, the church began the groundwork for the ministry expansion, site development, and architectural design involved in the ministry relocation. Construction of the new campus began in 2009. In June of 2010 the church changed it’s name to Highpoint Church in preparation for our move to southeast Aurora.
The move to the Southlands area caused Highpoint Church to become increasingly intentional on their involvement in the community.