Below is a directory of churches and faith services in McPherson.

First Presbyterian Church

About the church

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Pastor: The Rev. H. Dick Reynolds Jr.
Staff: Youth director and family ministries — Brian Perry; office manager — Donnata Perry; financial secretary — Cindy Miller; organist — Connie Hoover; building and grounds — Paul Schultz; nursery manager — Brooklyn Lemons
How long in the community: organized June 22, 1879; first building was dedicated June 1884 at the southeast corner of Elizabeth and Ash; second building was dedicated June 1916 at the southwest corner of Main and Sutherland; present building was dedicated Jan. 30, 1977 at 1400 N. Main St.

Wednesday activities include: 6 p.m. dinner for all; 6:30 p.m. classes for kindergarten through adults, nursery providedYouth outingsMission tripsYouth-led worship servicesChurch camp opportunitiesPotluck meals four times a yearLocal Mission opportunities include: Meals on Wheels, Loaves & Fishes, Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank, Churches United in Ministry, Mt. Hope Sanctuary and CROP WalkImportant Information
Sunday service: 10 a.m.
Additional services: Easter week services and Advent services
Address: 1400 N. Main St.
Phone: 620-241-1819

McPherson Free Methodist Church

About the church

Pastors and staff: Deborah Somerville — senior pastor; Dallas Burgeson — associate pastor of worship and discipleship; Zach Fleming — pastor of student ministries; Dawn Young — middle school coordinator; P. Thomas Mayse — visitation and adult christian education; Jan O'Dell — children's ministry director; Beth Schimke — office manager.
How long in the community: 134 years

Sunday morning: Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m.; morning worship at 10:30 a.m. with live broadcast on KBBE 96.7 FMPrayer service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; men's prayer groups on Saturdays; prayer teamChildren through grade five: children's church (ages 3 through kindergarten) dismissed at 11 a.m. during morning worship; nursery during Sunday school and morning worship for newborns through 2-year-olds; MarketPlace at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for children ages 3 through grade five; PlayDates for children ages 3 through 5 at 9 a.m. Thursdays at the home of J. O'Dell, 310 N. Elm St.JOLT! (middle school): 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and ReMix (high school): from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays. Both groups participate in age-appropriate activities, small groups, worship and a challenge from Scripture to help them in their lives beyond the walls of the church.Adult ministries: Community groups that meet bi-weekly for fellowship and study in homes; friendship dinners for three to four households who meet for a meal once a month over three months; membership class once a year; Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University once or twice per year to assist families with money management and godly stewardship; Today's Women in God's Service (TWIGS) with Bible studies, service projects and retreatsMissions: Opportunities for service both at home and abroad; short-term trips and long-term relationships with other groups; support six families/individuals who serve in other parts of the world.Community ministries: Outreach McPherson, serving people in the community in need of furniture, beds, appliances and other household items; benevolence aid, providing financial support for those needing assistance with rent, utilities and other needs; Set Free Movement, fighting human trafficking locally and globally; participation with local agencies, including the Ministerial Alliance, Mt. Hope Sanctuary, Omega House, Churches United in Ministry and Save N' Share.

Wheatland Baptist Church

About the church
Denomination: Independent Baptist
Pastor: Terry Post
How long in the community: 31 years

Regular family fellowships and activitiesYouth group Bible study and activitiesWednesday evening "Frontline Club" for YouthYoung Marrieds' FellowshipImportant Information
Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service
Additional service: 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study and prayer; 6:45 p.m. Frontline Club
Address: 1139 McKinley, P.O. Box 99, McPherson
Phone: 620-241-7100

McPherson Church of the Brethren

About the church
Denomination: Church of the Brethren
Pastors: Jerry Bowen, Chris Whitacre, Kathryn Whitacre
Staff: Janice Friesen, Ellen Gilbert, Kendra Flory, Becky Snell
How long in the community: 126 years
Activities: Kingdom Kids, youth groups, music, men's and women's fellowship, Bible school and Wednesday evening meal
Important Information
Sunday services: Sunday school 9 a.m.; worship 10:15 a.m.
Address: 200 N. Carrie, McPherson
Phone: 620-241-1109

St. Joseph Catholic Church

About the church
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Pastor: Father Hien Nguyen
Staff: Linda Harger, parish bookkeeper; Summer Creed, receptionist
How long in the community: Founded in 1879

Sponsors St. Joseph Catholic School; Peggy Bahr, principal; Jackie Loecker, hot lunch coordinator.Important information
Services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays
Additional services: confessions heard from 4:50 to 5:25 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 to 8:55 a.m. Sundays
Address: 520 E. Northview Ave.
Phone: 620-241-0821

Crossroads Assembly of God

About the church
Denomination: Pentecostal
Pastor: David Case
Staff: David Case, Janelle Burgeson, Sharon Campbell
How long in the community: Since 1982
Activities: Crossroads is involved with: small groups, children's church, youth group, nursery, fellowship meals, All Schools Day picnic and games, mission trips, light for the Lost Steak Team. We support world missions, as well as local missions, such as Churches United in Ministry and The Omega Project halfway houses that focus on spiritual power for recovery from life controlling issues.
Important Information
Sunday services: Contemporary worship service 10:30 a.m.
Additional services: Wednesday groups for all ages at 7 p.m.
Address: 1064 14th Ave., McPherson 1.5 miles south of NCRA
Phone: 620-241-8641

King's Hiway Baptist Church

Denomination: Independent Baptist
Pastor: Pastor Martin Coon
Staff: none
Activities: Patch the Pirate Kids Club — Sundays at 6 p.m. The church has a bus ministry and will pick you up.
Sunday services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning service at 10:30 a.m.; evening service at 6 p.m.
Additional services: Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays
Address: 1491 N. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460 (The church is two blocks north of DQ)
Phone: 620-241-7731

First United Methodist Church

About the church
Denomination: United Methodist
Pastors: Pastor Michael Marion, Pastor Karen Rice Ratzlaff and Pastor Darren Frazier (also high school youth coordinator)
Staff: Lori Jantz — church secretary; Charlotte Becker — financial secretary; David Hobson — custodian; Pastor Harold Nelson — pastoral care; Sara Rice — middle school youth coordinator; Joyce Hall — senior organist; Amy Warner — lead organist; Nick Griggs — director of music; Lori Jantz — coordinator of children's ministries; Casey Stucky — VBS coordinator, Rich Zimmerman — pastoral care.
How long in the community: since 1874

J.A.M. Jesus and Me, Wednesday evening fall and spring activities for childrenFinancial Peace University by Dave RamseyCircles of McPherson County (meetings conducted at First UMC)Servant Evangelism Team (separate from Women's Circle Groups.)Vacation Bible school (one week in June)Children's choirsMiddle school youth groupHigh school youth groupAdult Bible studiesWednesday evening church suppersSunday church school for all agesBell ChoirChancel ChoirPrayer Ministry TeamPrayer Shawl Ministry TeamFaith Highway Express (taking trips to different places)United Methodist MenUnited Methodist WomenWomen's circle groups; and the Servant Evangelism TeamImportant Information
Sunday services: 8 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 11 a.m. and Sunday church school at 10 a.m. for all ages.
Address: 1200 E. Kansas Ave., P.O. Box 6, McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 620-241-3626

Countryside Covenant Church

About the church
Denomination: Evangelical Covenant Church
Pastors: Jon Black, senior pastor; Tim Holgerson, pastor of worship arts; Joyce Norman, pastor of children and family ministries
Staff: Jim Eaton, director of student ministries; Linda Totman, church administrator; Kim Goering, office assistant; Emily Lind, children's ministry assistant; Dena Holgerson, worship arts assistant.
How long in the community: 132 years

Wednesday night program, Plugged In, for children ages 3 through fifth gradeYouth groups for students in grades six-12; middle school students meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; high school students meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WednesdaysSummer camping opportunitiesSmall groups for adults; Bible studies for men and women, service projects, retreatsFOCAS, Fellowship of Christian Adults, singles ministryMISC Group, senior adultsCelebrate Recovery at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, a 12-step program for persons with addictive behaviorsMOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet the second and fourth Tuesday mornings during the school yearImportant Information
Sunday services: 8 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Summer schedule May 26 to Sept. 1, one service only at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. during the months of September through May
Address: 940 E. Northview Road
Phone: 620-241-4499

New Gottland Evangelical Covenant Church

About the church
Denomination: Evangelical Covenant Church
Pastor: The Rev. Richard Skar
How long in the community: 120 years

Senior adult fellowship on third Monday of the month at noonWomen's ministry on the first Monday of the monthHuddle4Men on first Wednesday of the monthFamily fellowship activities on third Sunday of the monthNew Gottland Community Hymn Sing on fifth Sunday of any monthImportant Information
Sunday services: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 a.m.
Additions service: Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday
Address: 1700 Pawnee Road, McPherson
Phone: 620-654-3690

Church of Christ

About the Church
Church of Christ (nondenominational)
Pulpit minister: Gary Witcher Youth minister: Ryan McNally
Staff: Secretary — Julie Bruns
How long in the community: before 1890 in Groveland, moved to McPherson in 1917

Retreats for men, women, familiesThird through 12th grade "Leadership Training for Christ"Numerous youth activitiesMission works supported in Brazil, Honduras, South Africa, Nigeria and AustriaMission trips to HondurasMission trips to Manuelito Navajo Children's Home in Gallup, N.M."Habitat for Humanity" constructionImportant Information

We are a nondenominational church striving to follow the simple New Testament pattern. Love for God and for one another is evident by the simple and biblical approach to worship and service. As a congregation, our mission is to glorify God through outreach, serving others and edifying one another.

Sunday services: Bible class at 9:30 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m.; evening service 5:30 p.m.

Additional services: Monday Men's Bible study at 7 p.m.; Wednesday Ladies' Bible study at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
Address: 700 E. Ave. A
Phone: 620-241-0088

Calvary Baptist Church

About the church
Denomination: Southern Baptist
Pastor: Dan Cate
Staff: Melinda Green
How long in the community: 57 years

Super Church for ages kindergarten through fifth grade during Sunday morning serviceYouth (sixth through 12th grade) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. WednesdaysImportant Information

Sunday services: Sunday school for all ages from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Morning worship at 10:30 a.m. (toddler/preschool and baby nurseries provided)
Additional service: Wednesday night prayer service from 7 to 8 p.m.
Address: 1200 E. Avenue A
Phone: 620-241-4316

New Hope Church

New Hope is a non-denominational, evangelical church at 501 Wickersham. Our phone number is 245- 0303. The church moved into its facility in fall 2008 but has been meeting in this community since December 2003.

New Hope’s pastors are Pastor Jim Keil, senior pastor, and Pastor George Bocox, associate pastor. The church’s staff includes Sharla Jost, director of children’s ministry; Cameron Ensz, director of student ministry; Gelene Neff, receptionist; Connie Brossard, office secretary; and Marge Percival, finance administrator.

The church’s email address is and its website is

The church has Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Our summer schedule begins May 26 with one service at 10 a.m. and no Sunday school for the summer.

In addition, there are regular programs for students (middle school at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, high school at 6:30 p.m. Sundays, elementary (school-year only) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and for adults (through small groups), as well as mission trips, and fellowship times.

First Baptist Church

About the church
Denomination: American Baptist
Pastors: Interim pastor Terry Tareila; youth pastor Nathan Metcalf.
Staff: Office administrator/secretary Patty Eccles, custodian Bill Fuqua
How long in the community: Since 1872

Awana Club — Program for children 4 years though sixth grade, Puggles age 2 and 3 years, during the school yearChildren's Choir — ages 3 through 12th grade, through the school yearYouth Ministry for sixth through 12th grades — numerous activitiesCollege age ministryT.A.B.S. (The American Baptist Seniors) Activities for Adult SeniorsVacation Bible School in the summerSonshine Preschool — a Christian preschoolMission tripsBible studiesAdult ChoirPrayerSmall groupsFinancial PeaceImportant Information
Sunday services: 8:30 a.m. traditional service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school (all ages), 11 a.m. contemporary service
Address: 600 E. Marlin
Phone: 241-6400

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

About the church
The First Christian Church (FCC) was founded in 1875 and is one of 3,700 congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We are a multi-generational church. Our worship is a blend of classic and contemporary worship practices and music. Practical and tangible expressions of unity and hospitality among all God’s children are the heart and soul of our faith and worship. We seek to be a faithful and growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality, and a passion for justice. FCC believes in you and your community. If you want to believe in and be a part of something bigger than yourself, you are warmly and wholeheartedly invited to come and become a part of our family.  
Important Information
Worship and ministry opportunities

Adult worship and children’s: Sundays 10:30 a.m. (nursery provided)Rock Solid Kids Children’s Ministry (4 years through sixth grade): Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. during school yearHigh and middle school groups: during school yearBible study, small groups, prayer groups, mission groups: arranged with coordinatorsAddress: 101 S. Walnut, McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 241-1390

Trinity Lutheran Church

About the church
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Trinity Lutheran Church)
Pastor: Tim Leaf
Staff: Jerry Grant, office manager; Chantel Warren‚ finance manager; Mike McCue, custodian; Rochelle Calhoun, organist/pianist; Sammie Hernandez, Trinity choir director; Lisa Simmelink. handbell and youth choir director; Bernita Richards, visitation coordinator; Erma Mowbray, Trinity news editor; Mary Ann Conyers, Wednesday night coordinator
How long in the community: Celebrated our 130th anniversary Feb. 22, 2011

Youth and adult Sunday school, youth and adult choirs n Wednesday church family night n Youth and adult hand bell ringers n Middle school and high school youth groups n Fellowship Club n Lemonade Concert n Prayer Team n Communion Ministry (in home and chapel Communion at church) n WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church) includes War & Peace Quilters. n Senior citizens singles group n Men’s Bible study n Women’s Bible study n Prayer Shawl Ministry n Tai chi classes n Trinity regularly hosts the Bloodmobile, election polling site and provides space for Boy Scouts. n Trinity annually performs the Epiphany Festival for the community.Important Information
Trinity supports missions such as Lutheran World Hunger, Lutheran Disaster Response, Bethany College, ELCA missionaries and the local Churches United in Ministry
Sunday services: 10:15 a.m. (summer worship time 10:00 a.m. June 2 through Sept. 1) Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Additional Service: mid-week services during Lent, Christmas Eve services
Address: 119 N. Elm
Phone: 620-241-0424

First Mennonite Church

About the church
First Mennonite Church of McPherson is an Anabaptist-Mennonite congregation “called to follow Jesus Christ by worshipping God, living as a caring community, and sharing God’s good news by serving others and making disciples of Christ.” The congregation’s vision statement reflects the holistic Christian ministry — worship, fellowship and mission. We strive to follow Jesus in meaningful ways in the 21st century.
Denomination: Mennonite Church USA
Pastor: The Rev. Kathy Neufeld Dunn
Staff: secretary — Laura Hale; custodian —  Jerry Friesen
How long in the community: Founded in 1945; Mennonites trace our origins to the Anabaptist movement of the Radical Reformation in 16th century Europe.
Activities: Small groups meet regularly for fellowship, prayer and Bible study. In fall and spring, the church offers Wednesday evening Faith Focus study for adults; children join the Church of the Brethren for “Kingdom Kids.” Handbell choir practices Wednesday evenings. Quilters gather 9-11 a.m. Thursdays.
Summer activities include church camp for children and youth at Camp Mennoscah, near Murdock.
Joint Mennonite-Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School is the first week of June. Our members are very active in the community, assisting with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and our newest community ministry, the ReUse It Center, a recycled building materials shop at 1060 W. Kansas Ave.
Important Information
Sunday worship: 10:40 a.m.
Address: 1161 E Avenue A, McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 620-241-4040

New Life Foursquare Gospel Church

About the church
Denomination: Foursquare Gospel
Pastors: Senior Pastors Chuck and Andrea Baker
Assisting pastor: Jayson and Mary Thurston
Staff: Julie Rohret — worship minister
How long in the community: since 1950

Children, adults and youth campsJail ministryImportant information
Sunday services: breakfast 9 a.m.; worship 10 a.m.
Additional services: Hour of Power (Bible study for all ages): 7 p.m. Wednesdays; men's prayer breakfast 7 a.m. first Saturday of month; fifth Sunday sing (on the months that have a fifth Sunday)
Address: 811 N. Ash St., McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 620-241-7771

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

About the church
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Pastor: Jerry Nowack
Elder: Engel Yoder
How long in the community: 37 years
Important information
Sabbath services: 2 p.m. Saturday
Worship service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Prayer meeting: 6:30 p.m. Monday
Address: 200 S. Walnut, P.O. Box 563, McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: church 241-0036, alternate phone 785-212-0011

New Gottland Lutheran Church ELCA

About the church

We are a grace-based community of faith who seeks to live out our baptismal calling to tell the good news of Jesus Christ. We do this through worship, fellowship, community service and hosting events for the community.
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)
Pastor: Reverend Harry Grinstad
Staff: Janet Johnson — secretary; Howard Huber — custodian
How long in the community: 140 years

Church school for toddlers through teensBible study Tuesday eveningsWomen of the ELCA meeting monthlyYouth group meets twice monthlyVacation Bible School in June in cooperation with the New Gottland Covenant ChurchIndependence Day celebration in JulyTalents Galore! — An art, bake sale and craft bazaar in OctoberImportant information  
Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m., Labor Day through Memorial Day; 9:30 a.m. during the summer
Additional service: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise and Christmas
Address: 1822 17th Ave.
Phone: 620-654-3421

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

About the church                   
Denomination: Episcopalian
Pastor: Fr. Laird MacGregor, rector
How long in the community: The Episcopal Church has had a continuous presence in McPherson since the 1880s
Activities: St. Anne's sponsors the annual Hog Heaven BBQ feed on its lawn before, during and after the All Schools Day parade. The church also sponsors a Pancake Feed on Shrove Tuesday each year, and is involved in various outreach ministries, including Churches United in Ministry, the McPherson County Food Bank. Loaves and Fishes and others as needs arise.
 Important information
Worship: 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Sundays
Additional services: Evening prayer, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Others at various times throughout the year.
Address: South Main and Sutherland streets
Phone: 620-241-0298

First Congregational United Church of Christ

About the church               
Denomination: United Church of Christ
Pastor: Interim Lay Pastor Charles Prather
How long in community: 1881 (Organization of the McPherson First Congregational Church was started with a meeting in the home of Harrison Bowker on May 15, 1873, and completed with the adoption of a constitution in September of that year. Meetings were first conducted in the Bowker General Store.  The first building was dedicated in 1881. The current building, on the same location after the previous building had been destroyed in a fire in January 1924, was dedicated in January 1925.) The church joined with the United Church of Christ in the early 1970s.

Activities: Thanksgiving dinner and Easter breakfast, meditation garden, book studies, guest speakers, Food Bank, May Day basement sale
Important information
Worship services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Additional services: 9 a.m. Sunday adult class
Address: 224 S. Maple
Phone: 620-241-0809 or 620-755-3408