Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks


Click on the icon above to watch the Easter Sunrise Service held on April 20, 2014.

You may financially support this wonderful service by clicking on the donate button on this page.


The music starts at 5:45 a.m. and the service begins at 6:00 am. Gates open at 4:30 am. You are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:00am to provide time for parking and ascending the Red Rocks ramps. Dress casual and warmly in layers.

Preacher: Superintendent Patrick L. Demmer, Senior Pastor of Graham Memorial Community Church of God in Christ will bring the message “What Are You Looking For?” Superintendent Demmer is a Colorado native, a gifted musician, orator, teacher, and community activist who has served as senior pastor of Graham Memorial Community Church of God in Christ for over thirty years. Superintendent Demmer has received numerous community awards including being selected as the Colorado Progressive Coalition’s “Community Man of the Year.” Superintendent Demmer is also heavily involved with the Greater Denver Ministerial Alliance having once served as its president. Superintendent Demmer is married to the lovely Cora P. H. Demmer and they three children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Music: This year, Send Judah First, led by Minister David Johnson, will provide the worship music. There will also be musical selections by vocalist Rebecca Gale (www.rebeccagale.com) and guitarist Jeff Wahl (www.jeffwahlguitar.com).

Admittance and parking are free. However, worshippers are asked to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to The Food Bank of the Rockies (www.foodbankrockies.org) at the gates.

Need information on handicap parking and access at Red Rocks? Click here.

An offering is received as a part of the worship service and is used to cover the over $20,000 (over $16,000 for the use of Red Rocks) substantial costs of this annual celebration of Easter.

Ten thousand people gather for this annual celebration of the resurrection. For many of them, this is their only exposure to the Gospel.

Individuals may support this service of celebration in any of the following ways by:

1. Clicking on the DONATE button in the upper right corner of this page.

2. Sending a text donation via PayPal to 3039173864.

3. Using the Givelify.com mobile phone application. Download for free at Givelify.com/app.

4. Giving a donation during the offertory at the Easter Sunrise Service.

5. Donating by April 30th to our Indiegogo campaign for the Easter Sunrise Service. Click here for more information.

6.  Or, by sending a check payable to the Colorado Council of Churches to Easter Sunrise Service Donation, 1140 W. 5th Ave. , Denver, CO 80204.


Red Rocks Amphitheater is located in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver.

Coming from Downtown: take I-70 west to exit 259, turn left at the bottom of the Morrison exit ramp, cruise on downhill 1.5 miles to the Red Rocks Park entrance.

Coming from south Denver: take C-470 to the Morrison exit, turn west and follow the signs to the Park entrances.



Courtesy of NetCastVideo, the Easter Sunrise Service will be webcast live and archived on the Colorado Council of Churches website.