King of Kings Church began in 1962 with 75 members. Since then, God has broadened our reach and influence in the city reaching over 2500 people every weekend.
It is our desire to partner with other life-giving churches to see our city, region and beyond reached with the Good News of Jesus. King of Kings is affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, a mainline Protestant denomination.
First, we acknowledge that we do not bring about any kind of transformation on our own; rather, it is all a work of God. When Jesus lives in us, He changes us from the inside out, forever. He places in our hearts the desire to know Him, love Him, and reach the world with His message of saving love. We are joining Him in His great work in the world, not venturing out on our own, so we look to the wisdom and power of God to start, sustain, and bring to fruition all that we do.
Second, we understand that transformation never ends. From a person just beginning their journey with God to someone who has been sharing life with God for a long time, we are all in a never-ending, always growing relationship with God and others. There is always more to learn and experience, and that excites us.
We share our lives.
We are honest and transparent about ourselves and our journey. We don’t hide or pretend. Our vulnerability is a gift that we give to others and is inspired by Jesus’ love and humility.
We take new ground.
We pray boldly, even outrageously, knowing that nothing is too big for God. We stop at nothing to reach people who don’t know Jesus and are excited to take our place on the front lines with God as He furthers His Kingdom in the world.
Who Is Jesus?
Jesus Christ is God’s perfect Son, who through His birth from the Virgin Mary lived a sinless life on earth 2,000 years ago. He voluntarily paid for our sins by dying on the cross for us. His death gained salvation for all who receive it as a gift by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only Mediator between God and us. He will return to Earth to conclude all things and reign forever.
Who is the Father?
God the Father is creator of the universe and maker of everything in Heaven and on Earth.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ, creates faith in our hearts and equips believers for personal growth and service to God.
What is Holy Communion?
On the night before Jesus died on the cross, He shared the last supper with His disciples. This experience that happened many years ago, leads us to celebrate Holy Communion. Jesus invited us to share this gift until He returns, so that we may have forgiveness of sins, strengthening of faith, and the power to live God-pleasing lives.
God’s Word tells us that when we receive Communion, we are not merely receiving bread and wine, but the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Baptized adult Christians are invited to share this great gift of God.
We ask that children experience our First Communion Classes in 5th & 6th grades before taking communion.
If you have questions about Communion we encourage you to talk with one of our pastors after Worship.
Jesus said “Go and make disciples of all the nations”
King of Kings held its first worship service on February 4, 1962 in the Western Electric auditorium, near 120th and I Streets with about 75 people in attendance. In 1963 we broke ground to construct our own building at 124th and West Center Streets. God blessed the congregation throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, with four building expansions that eventually resulted in a 35,000 square foot facility and more than 2,500 members. King of Kings also supported and planted other congregations in these decades.
Keeping our eyes on God and obeying His leading, we purchased a 266,000 square foot manufacturing plant at 116th and I Streets. On September 11, 1994, the congregation dedicated phase one of the conversion of the building. In 2004, King of Kings’ members approved the purchase of 131 acres on the northeast corner of Highways 370 and 50 as we look to future growth.