9500 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
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 5th grade, offers fun activities for kids to learn about Jesus at the 9:30 Sunday School hour. During the 10:45 worship service kids can join their parents during worship where they will be presented with either Kidzone, a special message just for kids, or dismissed to their own worship time called Power and Light.
On the first Sunday of the month kids stay for worship and communion. Each Sunday, at 10:45, be sure to pick up a kids worship bulletin (activity sheet) on the way into the service.
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!
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
Pastor Mary provides pastoral care and counseling, leads the Soul Healing Ministry, Women’s Ministry, support groups and discipleship groups.
Prior to becoming a Christ follower at age 35, Mary worked as the assistant director of a preschool and a home health aid where she gained experience caring for both the young and old and developed a love for all ages. God created her with a compassionate and caring heart. Mary has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Human Development as well as one in Family Life, both degrees are from the University of Kansas.
God used the passage of Scripture from John 21 to confirm Mary’s call to Colonial. In this passage Jesus reinstates Peter into ministry by asking if he loves the Lord, then instructs him to show his love by feeding and caring for the Lord’s sheep.
Mary loves to camp and fish with her family. She also loves being near the ocean. Funny thing for a gal who has lived her whole life in the state of Kansas. Mary and her husband, Dan, both grew up in Overland Park. They have two adult sons, DJ and Zach.