Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie were regular attendees of Corona. Mamie had grown up in the neighborhood and had attended both Corona Presbyterian Church and Corona School. The Eisenhowers spent summers in Colorado. Mamie's parents, the Douds, lived at 750 Lafayette Street. The Eisenhowers maintained a summer home at 840 Ogden Street.
The Eisenhowers helped raise money for a new church building, which was completed in 1954 and includes the current sanctuary. The Eisenhowers donated Corona's large pulpit in 1955. The pulpit bears the inscription: "Dedicated to the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 'If ye continue in My Word, then ye are My disciples indeed, and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free'. John 8:31-32"
In the early 1950s Corona formed a Mariners group along with many other Presbyterian churches. The Mariners have been a Sunday school and fellowship group that supports missionary work. The Mariners have provded the church with leadership for many decades. Today they are fewer in number, and are cherished for their faithful service and friendship to the body of believers at Corona.
During the late 1960s and into the 1970s, as Denver's suburbs expanded, many members left Corona for outlying areas and became leaders in suburban churches. Corona went to a single service as membership declined. In 1971, Hillside Presbyterian Church merged with Corona. Hillside's roots dated back to 1886 as the Welsh Presbyterian Church. In 1973-74 Corona embarked on an outreach to every door and apartment within a mile radius to share the good news of God's salvation. By the mid-1970s more than 300 families were listed on the church membership roster.
In 1976, after 40 years of service, Pastor Emeritus Robert S. Lutz retired from Corona. He continued in ministry for several years. he was a missionary in Nepal, and served a Montrose church as interim pastor. He also served in Renton, Washington as a pastor to seniors. Eventually, he and his wife, Ruth, moved to Spokane, Washington to be close to their daughter. He passed away in 1982.