The intestine is maintained by stem cells, marked by LGR5 expression, located at the base of crypts. Genetically engineered mouse models have provided information about marker genes and stem cell pathways. Less is known about human intestinal stem cells due to difficulty detecting and isolating these cells. We established an organoid repository from patient-derived adenomas, adenocarcinomas, and normal colon, which we analyzed for variants in 71 colorectal cancer (CRC) associated genes. Normal and neoplastic colon tissue organoids were analyzed for LGR5 expression by immunohistochemistry. LGR5-positive cells were isolated from 4 adenoma organoid lines and analyzed by RNA-sequencing. LGR5 expression in epithelium and stroma was associated with tumor stage. Integrating functional experiments with RNA-seq data from LGR5-positive adenoma organoid cells and normal colon, we associated expression of CRC-specific genes, including DKK4, with LGR5 expression. This system can be used to study LGR5-expressing cells in human tissue homeostasis and carcinogenesis.