Pastor Sommerlot

Denver Baptist Church is excited to introduce our new pastor!  Zach Sommerlot and his family have just moved to Iowa from South Dakota.  Zach will start his new position in July.

Zach Sommerlot grew up in Dunkerton, Iowa. He spent every summer, since he was a boy, working for his dad’s construction company (Sommerlot Brothers Construction – Commercial Grain Handling Systems) and was involved in most sports. He attended Ellsworth Community College and played football.

He then transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where he got involved with the Navigators college ministry. It was during this time that he felt God calling him to vocational ministry. Following this, Zach moved to Sioux Falls to attend North American Baptist Seminary (now Sioux Falls Seminary). There, he got involved with a church plant in a nearby town where he was mentored and gained a lot of pastoral experience. In May 2011,  Zach was commissioned by their church to plant another church in Brandon SD, a town nearby.

Denver Baptist Church  welcomes Zach and his family and looks forward to serving Jesus Christ together.   In addition to his and his family’s passion for Christ, the Sommerlot family loves being outdoors, playing at parks, barbecuing, having people over, and singing.

Women’s Bible Study

 Starting June 10,  Denver Baptist Church will have a women’s bible study that will dive into Beth Moore’s Study about Paul’s Life.  This study looks at Paul’s life from childhood to martyrdom. Paul was a person who formed many close friendships with both men and women, served faithfully, loved, and understood what it meant to “die daily, crucified with Christ.”


Ladies, join us in this 10- week study to learn how to better follow Christ daily. Summer is busy, so join us whenever you can.

Location: Denver Baptist Church- 725 S. Schneider St.

Starts:  June 10

Time:   8:00 AM

Call the church (319.984.5947) if you have any questions.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is  July 16-July 20  at 6:00-8:00 PM.   The Kids will get to be knights, princes, and princesses.  The Fortress awaits your little one!

At the Mighty Fortress, kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation—their fortress and sure defense.  Jesus is our King! So raise your banner! In Jesus, the victory is won!


Megan Smith’s World Race

Our very own Megan Smith is ready to share her love for God in the world.  Please support her by praying for her and providing for her financially.  Her first trip will be heading to Haiti in May.    In September, she will be going on a mission trip called The World Race, and she needs our support.

The World Race is sponsored by an organization called Adventures in Missions.  The trip will take Megan to 3 continents in 9 months.  She will be going to Nicaragua, Swaziland, Lesotho, India, and Nepal.

You can support her in several ways.  Check out her blog at

 1. Pray–  Pray for her safety and for her to experience and share God’s amazing grace.

2. Financially– This trip will cost 15,000$.  We pray that you consider supporting her in any way that you can.  Donate by going to or simply write her a check.     If donating on the site, please make sure to include her middle name as another Megan Smith has been on the trip.

3. Buy a 20$ shirt from her Facebook page.

4. Buy a 10$ scarf.  Contact Wispy Willow in Denver or Deb Smith Studio.


Matthew 28:6: The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”


Jesus has RISEN!  Celebrate with us on Easter Sunday, April 16, at 10:00 AM. 





Denver Baptist Church will also have an Easter breakfast for anyone who wants to join us at 9:00 AM.

After the service, we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.  When you see the children searching for the eggs,  think about how we all search for truth or for freedom from our burdens.   Jesus isn’t hard to find.  He’s waiting for you.   He died for our sins and rose from the dead victorious, so that we can have a relationship with God.    The bible, the word of God,  speaks the truth.  Jesus is the answer to all who seek.

Good Friday

Good Friday Service   
Friday, April 14, at 7:00 PM, we gather together to remember Christ’s sacrifice.
He shed His blood for you and me.

Hebrews 12.2-3:   Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Palm Sunday

Join Us This Sunday!

Palm Sunday is a day to remember how Jesus entered into Jerusalem triumphantly.  The people greeted Jesus, placing branches in his path, hoping he would be the next great leader to help save them.  Little did they know that Jesus would be the one to save us all!

Our King of Kings rode on a donkey as Zechariah foretold in Zechariah 9:9.  “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!  Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

This Palm Sunday, we will celebrate our King, Righteous and Victorious!  Join us in thanking Jesus for dying for our sins and for His amazing grace!

Spring Break

Denver Baptist Church will not have our weekly Hiring Committee Meeting this Tuesday or Wednesday Night Prayer Time due to Spring Break. Even though Denver is snowed in, try and enjoy the week! For those of you out of town, enjoy the warm weather for those of us who can’t!

Prayer Chair

For those of you who were at DBC last Sunday, Pastor Scott spoke of a man who had a prayer chair. To sum it up, it was a story to remind us that we need to find a place and time to pray and meditate on God’s word.  You can also listen to Pastor Scott’s sermon on 02/26/17.  This morning, the sanctuary looked like this, a stream of light hitting the “prayer chair” and reflected the cross on the wall.   God’s reminder for us to cast our anxieties and our praises onto Him.

Prayer Time

Join us for prayer on Wednesday Nights at 6:30 PM. We will be praying for our church needs (finding a pastor & Wednesday Night Curricullum) as well as any other prayer requests that come our way. This is the time to come together as believers in Christ and collectively pray for one another.   We want you there! (Childcare is provided)