Our Story

How it all started...

In the late 1980's the Southern Baptist Convention identified southeast Wichita as a prime location to start a new church. The new church began in the home of church planters BIll and Rosanne Trenton. Families from another local church, Sharon Baptist, joined in to help get the new church going.

Soon the home they were meeting in was too small and they sought out a new location. The church met at Beech Elementary School on Sunday mornings and then at Gammon Elementary School. On Sunday evenings they would hold services in a cosmetology school. Soon the church realized a permanent facility would be needed and they purchased 10 acres of land in South Wichita off of 31st Street near McConnell Air Force Base.

In 1991 the first phase of the church building was completed  at 9221 E 31st Street South in Wichita. The church continued to seek God and minister to their community.

Expanding the vision...

In 1996 Dennis Burns became the Lead Pastor of Cedar Pointe. Along with his wife Peggy, they made the move from Oklahoma to Kansas. The church continued to grow and reach out to the community. In 2008 a new wing of the church building was completed with a larger space for events, a large kitchen, and expanded children's areas to better serve the community with

In late 2017 the church leadership started feeling that God was preparing the church to be a major force in a part of the city that was on the verge of extensive growth. They started praying for God to give them the vision and tools needed to reach out to a growing population so close to the church property. A decision was made to add a full time Associate Pastor to the staff to assist Pastor Dennis and oversee the day to day operations of the church. Jordan Golden was called and hired by the church to fill this position. In August of 2018, after explosive growth in the kids ministry, Lachelle King was hired as the Childen's Director. 

Where we are headed...

In early 2019 Pastor Dennis Burns retired from church ministry.  A few months later the church membership voted unanimously to call Jordan Golden as Lead Pastor, beginning the next chapter of Cedar Pointe.

The church has experienced steady growth over the last two years before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. During the stay at home orders in March and April of 2020, the church suspended services and in person activities. During this time the online ministry of the church experienced massive growth. In late May of 2020 the church resumed in person services with special adjustments and some restrictions due to the pandemic. Recently the church decided to invest heavily into the online ministry.  A new broadcast studio is being prepared at the church building for recording and producing podcasts, video Bible study content and more. We believe that there is a bright future after the pandemic, but we aren't going to wait for it to end before we invest in growing the ministry. As Pastor Jordan says, "The seeds we plant during the pandemic will be ripe for harvest after it is over and the investments we make today, will directly affect the future."

We are continuing to prepare for more growth both online and in person. In the past two years we have upgraded the sound, lighting, and visual systems in our worship center. We have expanded our stage and installed new carpet as well. In the east wing of our building, every classroom is getting upgrades. Our youth areas are almost finished being remodeled. Our lobby now has more seating and television screens that show upcoming events and what all is going on in the building that day. every wall in the building is getting a fresh coat of paint and new signage and artwork has been installed in the lobby.  Our new website and app have launched as well, keeping people more connected than ever with what God is doing in our church. Our broadcast studio is almost finished and when completed will be our center for producing new online content.

We have begun upgrading our kids ministry classrooms and doing upgrades on the outside of our building as well. The future is extremely bright at Cedar Pointe Church! God is alive and doing big things. Right now we are praying that God continues to send us awesome people to add to our core and and join the team at Cedar Pointe as we continue to work together to know Jesus and make Him known to others!

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