12501 W 137th Street
Overland Park, KS 66221
When you’re visiting a place for the first time it helps to have a little inside information. You’ll probably have other questions, but here are a few that we thought you might have:
We reserve parking spots for our first time guests, so if you’re new to Colonial, pull up to the parking area closest to the front entrance and look for the signs for first time visitors. As you’re walking to the building, our greeting team will meet you. Let them know if you have any questions about the location of worship, Sunday School, restrooms, or children’s ministry. If you have any other questions or needs, stop by the Guest Information area or just ask anyone with a name tag. We love to meet new people and are happy to share about Colonial.
Colonial Kids, for ages infant through 4th grade, offers fun activities for kids at the 9:15 and 10:45 worship hours. They have their own worship time and Bible lessons, having fun while learning about Jesus. 5th grade activities take place during the 10:45 worship hour. Learn more about Colonial Kids. Kids are welcome to join their parents during worship. If so, be sure to pick up a kids worship bulletin (activity sheet). For nursing mothers, ask about the viewing room where moms and infants can watch the service together.
Services last about one hour and 15 minutes. We start by singing three to four songs. Then Lead Pastor Jim West or a guest speaker preaches. If you want to see what Pastor Jim’s preaching is like check out our sermon page.
Plan a little extra time to visit after the service. You are a very important person to us! We’d love to meet you, answer any questions you may have, and give you a gift.
Don’t feel like you have to dress up—some people do, but lots of people wear casual attire. Just wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Yes, anybody! We may be at different places in life but we all have brokenness. At Colonial we are becoming new through God’s grace, so come as you are, and we’ll see you on Sunday!
Worship Service Only
Although there is no nursery or Sunday School at this hour, we do have a side room set up with comfortable seating and a nursery area where you may receive the service remotely by video if needed.
Pre-K & K Sunday School
1-4th Grade Sunday School
Pre-K & K Sunday School
1-4th Grade Sunday School
5th Grade Sunday School
6-12th Grade Teaching & Worship
Pastor Todd is the Quivira Campus Pastor. He grew up on a farm and came to faith in Christ at a summer camp. As he grew up, he knew he wanted to help people, so he thought he would become a medical doctor. Instead, his path led him into the world of business, and eventually, Christian ministry.
Todd earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and worked for eight years in the corporate world. Later he earned a master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and worked at Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, IL for twelve years. God called Todd to Colonial in 2005. His days are spent making decisions for the campus, supporting the staff, teaching Bible studies, and helping with pastoral care. Todd loves being a pastor and helping people in their journey with Jesus.
He treasures spending time with his daughter Lauren, son Brett, son Mitchell, and his lovely wife Julie.
Hobbies: mountain climbing, biking, boating, and vacationing.
Pastor Bob grew up in St. Louis with a love for sports, particularly baseball and wrestling. Bob’s life greatly changed as a neighbor prayed him into the Kingdom while at Young Life camp. In college, he studied education, but his real interest was growing in Christ and the Word. He credits Richard Beach for leading him along this path.
Bob shared his faith with his family and neighborhood kids. After starting a small group and a Young Life Club, Bob became an Elder at Colonial, and soon after, a staff member in 1971. He led what was then the Junior High ministry, taking them on retreats and mission trips to Mexico. Within three years, he was in charge of the Youth Staff, a group of five leaders who are still active in ministry today. Bob began his seminary studies at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and after 14 years and constant help from his brilliant wife Gwen, Bob finished his Master’s of Divinity degree.
After learning Colonial was purchasing land in south Johnson County, Bob and his family moved closer to the new church property. He led the group that met for five years at St. Aquinas School and built up the ministry within that community, ultimately becoming the site pastor of the new location, Colonial’s Quivira Campus. He is now over groups, and is currently in the role of Interim Campus Pastor.
Bob’s wife, Gwen, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 31 years. His daughter Margi has a Master’s degree in Foreign Service and lives in the DC area. His son, Trey, works with photography and vehicle signage.
Bob’s great enjoyments are a good steak, war movies of all kinds, Broadway musicals, racquetball, vacationing in Cancun, reading God’s Word, and sharing Christ with a stranger in a random conversation. His most favorite pastime is hanging out with Gwen and taking care of the fish in his beautiful coy pond. Bob cries at commercials, good deeds done by others, thoughts of his children in days gone by, and any time he thinks hard about Jesus.
Favorite Books: historical books, particularly about the Presidents
Favorite Movie: old movies—anything with Errol Flynn