For many years the founding Pastor of Lenexa Baptist Church, Steve Dighton, had prayerfully
looked towards the Northland to see an ever-increasing population in need of a Bible-preaching
and Gospel-driven church. As he would cast the vision to Lenexa Baptist, many faithful men and
women faithfully turned their eyes to the north. On May 19, 2013, 42 people gathered with
Pastor Wesley Vance in Room 227 at Lenexa Baptist to dream about launching our church. It
was on that day that the seed of a movement of God began to grow.

Recognizing the movement of God in the community, The Fellowship Kansas City launched its’
first service on August 18, 2013 on the campus of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
For 3 years, The Fellowship Kansas City laid a solid biblical and evangelistic foundation for
ministry at the seminary.

In November 2015, The Fellowship Kansas City was approached by South Platte Baptist
Church in the Parkville, MO area about joining together to reach the Northland. After much
prayer, South Platte Baptist Church was absorbed into the church. The Fellowship Kansas City
relocated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to 10 pristine acres in a growing area
of Platte County previously owned by South Platte Baptist Church.

Since opening our current facility in January 2016, The Fellowship Kansas City continues to see
tremendous growth across all generations. From new babies to new believers, The Fellowship
Kansas City seeks to reach 250,000 people without Jesus in the Northland by multiplying
disciples together.

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