College Park Church began in 1985 when a group of churches wanted to develop a Bible-preaching and teaching church amidst the rapidly growing north side of Indianapolis. The Indiana Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches extended a call to, former preacher, Kimber Kauffman to come and start a new church. Bible studies were initiated and soon 10 families met in the Holiday Inn on the northwest side of town, and the church was born. The small gathering began to grow significantly. After moving to a nearby warehouse for a few years, the group relocated in 1992 to its current home on the corner of 96th and Township Line Road.
College Park has had several building expansions – adding a larger auditorium, educational space and parking accommodations. There are currently three services on Sunday morning to house the growing assembly numbering over 3,000 attendees. College Park’s outreach is facilitated by a satellite church in Columbus, Indiana, and several “specialized” assemblies ministering to the communities of Hispanic people, Arabs and the hearing impaired. The first satellite church from College Park was established in New Palestine, Indiana, and became an independent, sister church in 2007. College Park has seen their ministry spread through the radio called “Verse by Verse,” which is heard on several radio stations in Indiana and elsewhere.
Core Values of College Park:
Pre-eminence of Jesus
While many things vie for priority in life, College Park is committed to centering our lives on Jesus-our Savior, our Lord, the Way to the Father, our example and enabler, our high priest and the One who is worthy of our worship and total allegiance. The main thing is to keep the main One (Jesus) the main thing.
Authority of the Word
The Bible is the foundation of who we are, what we believe and everything we do. We are committed to preaching, teaching, counseling, sharing and living by the sufficiency of the whole counsel of God, because it contains everything we need for life and godliness. Real life change is found in the Spirit-empowered Word not our ideas, thoughts, or opinions. God’s Word is written in ink while our plans and theologies are in pencil.
We are broken people loved by the Father, redeemed by Jesus, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. We strive to minister God’s love by repairing the broken and bringing into restoration those lost to sin, by the power of the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus. Our focus is Jesus; our authority is the Word; our dependence is prayer; and our aim is Christ-likeness as we live together as the community of God’s redeemed.