Let us know you are coming and we’ll do our best to make sure you are warmly greeted and shown around.
Park in visitor parking and come to the Welcome Desk and we’ll take it from there.
Greg aspired to be a successful accountant which led him to get a degree in Accounting, months after graduation he realized God was calling him to count souls not beans.
Greg has a Bachelor degree in Accounting, a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Baptist Bible College. He also has over 20 years of ministry experience.
Greg realized his season was ending at his previous church, and was led to google church jobs in Kansas City for which Colonial’s South KC Campus Pastor position popped up and he inquired and the rest is history.
Greg is a Mexican food connoisseur, and likes his salsa so hot it makes him uncomfortable. If there is an off-day or simply a few minutes in between meetings, don’t be surprised to see him standing by a lake with a fishing pole in the water.
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Mark grew up attending Colonial and he met his wife, Emily, in the youth group. Mark and Emily were married here in December of 2005 and they now have three sons, which has led to plenty of sports, wrestling and broken lamps. They also have an 11 pound dog named Kizzy, who tries her best to avoid getting trampled.
Mark graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in 2006 and he went on to complete a Master’s of Divinity along with a Certificate in Collaborative Urban Ministry and Community Development from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He also completed coursework at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary before becoming ordained and installed as an Assistant Pastor of Community Transformation at Colonial in January of 2018. Among other things, Mark leads and mobilizes people inside and outside of the church to engage in community impact initiatives including Center Impact, Lead to Read, Holmes Gardens, and school partnerships. Mark has a heart for intergenerational discipleship, racial healing, and community development. He longs for our neighbors to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior, and for the local church to participate in God’s redemptive work in our city.
Torie is a graduate of both Grand Canyon University and Ozark Christian College, holding respective degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation through Ozark Christian College. Torie is passionate about the Connections ministry because the abundant Christian life is found in community. Not only does “doing life together” serve the church by fleshing out its full range of giftedness, it also serves the very people it is comprised of by offering the depth of relationship that we were created by God for.
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 9:00 Sunday School hour. During the 10:30 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 10:30, 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!