About Us

Welcome to the beginning of your new life of Oneness and abundance!

Mile Hi Church is a spiritual community that embraces you with loving acceptance and gives you the tools to access the Power Within to make a difference in your life.

  • History
  • Vision|Mission|Heart
  • What We Believe

The History of Mile Hi Church

A Spiritual Beacon in Colorado since 1960 

It all started in a sales auditorium of a vacuum store on West Colfax, to be exact. There were 17 adults and even more children. This group of visionaries began meeting on January 18, 1959, as a study group, learning and embracing the Science of Mind and Spirit principles. About a year later, on March 14, 1960, Mile Hi Church was officially recognized as an affiliated church with the Church of Religious Science. Rev. Roger Miller, a local youth pastor and a favorite with the teens in the group, was Mile Hi’s first minister. It was the beginning of an incredible story that illustrates the power of committed individuals with a vision!

• The congregation quickly outgrew the Kirby auditorium and purchased a church building at 25th Avenue and Chase Street in Edgewater, offering two services to accommodate the growing church community. Rev. Roger Miller served as Senior Minister until June 1962.

• From late 1962 until October 1966, Rev. Lester Bashara served as the Senior Minister. During that time the congregation outgrew the small church building and began renting the Lakeridge Theatre in Wheat Ridge to host the Sunday services.

• In October 1966, Dr. H. Fred Vogt came to Mile Hi and served as Senior Minister for 27 years until his  retirement in March 1993. Under his spiritual leadership the Mile Hi family continued to grow and the vision emerged to have a permanent home. Through the commitment of a few hundred Mile Hi’ers, the land was purchased and the dome-shaped structure at the corner of Alameda Avenue and Garrison Street in Lakewood became the new home for Mile Hi Church. The first service was held in August 1973.

• Dr. Fred began a five-minute radio show, “Good News with Dr. Fred,” in 1977 and later launched a Sunday morning half-hour television program, “New Design for Living,” that aired for 16 years on a major Denver network station. After his retirement, Dr. Fred continued to serve Mile Hi as Minister Emeritus until his passing in 1999.

• Dr. Roger W. Teel was called to return to Mile Hi and serve as Senior Minister upon the retirement of Dr. Fred in March 1993. Dr. Roger, having served churches in Portland, Oregon, and Huntington Beach, California, as well as in the home office of United Church, also served Mile Hi Church previously as Associate Minister and Co-Minister.

• As Mile Hi continued to grow, the need became clear for a space for classes, youth, and connecting.Once again, through the committed individuals that of this Mile Hi family, the Community Center was built and formally dedicated on July 12, 1999. It serves as home for the Teen Center and some of the church offices, provides much needed classroom space for the youth and the adults of Mile Hi, as well as space for fellowship after church services.

• The Mile Hi Administrative building was built on the east side of the campus, and officially opened in December 1999.

• Mile Hi's 1,500 seat Sanctuary opened on April 6, 2008, to a record attendance. Taking an environmentally conscious approach, the Sanctuary is an energy efficient dome that uses fewer resources than a conventionally constructed building of the same size.

Our Vision

Oneness revealed...A world of love, peace and abundance for all.

Our Mission

To serve as a spiritual beacon for personal empowerment and global enlightenment.

The Heart of Mile Hi

We are a radically inclusive spiritual community dedicated to healing lives and empowering dreams.

What We Know For All:
You belong…You matter…You are loved…You have a contribution to make!

What We Can Do Together:
Let’s face our challenges together and create the world we know is possible—a world of peace, unity and human dignity for all.

What We Believe

  • We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty; one indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause. This one manifests itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God, it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
  • We believe in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.
  • We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
  • We believe that heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
  • We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
  • We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.
  • We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.
  • We believe in the direct revelation of truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
  • We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind that receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
  • We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind.
  • We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
  • We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-Kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.
  • We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.

What We Believe by Ernest Holmes was published in the first issue of Science of Mind magazine in October 1927. This edited version uses gender-inclusive language.