In the early 1980's a group of mostly-retired military families felt lead to work together with the Presbytery of Utah (Presbyterian Church, USA) to found a Protestant congregation in mid-Davis County. After recruiting a Core Group of like-minded Christians to begin this new work, the Rev. Russ Durler was called to be the Organizing Pastor.
For seven years church services were conducted in a rented storefront in Kaysville. During this time the congregation grew and sufficiently stabilized so as to be chartered the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Russ Durler was then installed as the permanent pastor.
When the membership of the church had grown large enough to support a construction project, ground was broken on land in Fruit Heights. The building was completed and occupied in 1992. The first facility expansion for additional classrooms was built only two years later.
After serving 12 years Pastor Durler retired. In the summer of 1999 the congregation called its second pastor, the Rev. Neal Humphrey.
Less than two years after Pastor Neal arrived the congregation engaged in a capital campaign to fund a 40% expansion of the facility to accommodate the needs of a growing church. Like many Protestant denominations we practice infant baptism. However, more adults have been baptized due to conversion here than infants!
In 2012 the leaders of our church decided our affiliation with the Presbyterian Church, USA was in question. After a year and a half of discussion and negotiations with the Presbytery of Utah the congregation voted 94% to transfer its membership to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and was dismissed by the Presbytery of Utah in December 2013.
We reorganized as Mountain Road Church (EPC). We are now more closely aligned with our essential beliefs as Reformed Christians, believing as St. Augustine of Hippo wrote, "In Essentials, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; In All Things, Charity."
Pastor Neal Humphrey retired November 2015 after serving more than 16 years of ministry at Mountain Road Church.
We are praying about the future of our church and are currently searching for our next pastor - trusting firmly in our Lord Jesus knowing that Mountain Road Church is His church!