We're building community that seeks to know God personally & experience the impact of a life done His way.
Stephen Daniel - Pastor
Stephen and Hannah Daniel have been married since 2010. They have four energetic kids: Titus, Oliver, Norah & Charlie. Prior to starting RiverPark Church, Stephen had a background in business and spent time as an Associate Pastor at Hope Church in Fort Worth, TX. At Hope Church Stephen and Hannah completed a ministry training program called the Antioch Project, through which they earned their Master of Divinity degrees.
The Daniels arrived in Kansas City in September 2018 then moved to Parkville in June 2019. They love their community and building relationships with people. They also have gained an appreciation for the snow and watching the Chiefs! Team Daniel is passionate about sharing the blessing and restoration of Jesus Christ with the families around Parkville.
"WHAT COMES INTO OUR MINDS WHEN WE THINK ABOUT GOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT US." - A.W. TOZER
The following are the core beliefs of RiverPark Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
You can also check out a detailed statement of our beliefs