Silverton, Colorado is located about 50 miles north of Durango on U.S. 550. It is a popular tourist spot due to the fact that the Durango & Silverton railroad takes hundreds of thousands of tourists to the town each summer. For many years there was no permanent congregation of the Lord’s people meeting in the old mining town of Silverton, Colorado. Yet, the church has had a presence in the community for over forty years through the efforts of several congregations in the Four Corners area. There is a small church building located at the north end of town and this was utilized for Bible study and Worship each summer sponsored by the congregation in Durango. Men from Durango would go up to Silverton for teaching and preaching beginning the first Sunday in June and continuing through Labor Day or the first Sunday in September.
Since the year 2010, we now have an established congregation of the Lord's people meeting year round in Silverton. Kevin Baldwin has established a residence in the town and is conducting Bible study and worship every Sunday.
Summer visitors to the Silverton area attend these studies and worship assemblies. Vacationing from practically every state in the union, the summer attendance can vary from one or two up to about forty. Contributions are put into a special Silverton church of Christ account in Durango and are used solely for building upkeep and providing utilities.