We Proclaim Christ.

[Christ] we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (Colossians 1:28-29)

Following the Apostle Paul, we seek to proclaim Christ by preaching and teaching the Scriptures with great care, whether in the weekly sermon, the Sunday school classes, or our Bible studies. When we read a passage from the Scriptures, we are mindful of what it meant to the original audience, how it figures into the larger story of God’s work of redemption, and what it is saying to the church now.

What we believe

We believe what the universal Christian church has always believed: “In one God, the Father Almighty ....” We hold to the Christian faith as it is summarized in the Nicene Creed.  

We also identify with the historic Protestant church in its Reformed tradition. So we hold to the Reformed faith as it is summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.   

Finally, we approach the Scriptures as a great story–the story of God’s Kingdom. It is the story of how God the Creator has reconciled his rebellious creatures to Himself in and through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. We live under his reign as we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come.

our pastor

Geoffrey Smith was the pastor at Park Woods from July, 1993, through May, 2007, when he left to take a teaching position at Whitefield Academy in Kansas City. After teaching Bible, Greek, and American History at Whitefield for six years, he accepted a call to return to Park Woods to be its pastor in July, 2013.

Mr. Smith received his Master of Divinity degree, summa cum laude, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1992. He has been married to Marcia for 38 years. They met while serving together in Youth with a Mission. They also spent 13 months living on a kibbutz in Israel. They have four children.