About Us

Our Vision

Approximately 40% of the population in McPherson, Kansas does not believe that Jesus Christ even exists. Awaken Church exists to "Make All Aware of Jesus." Our vision is to make all of McPherson, Kansas, United States, and Outermost parts of this world aware that Jesus exists.

Our Mission

Our mission is straight-forward, "Make and Send Disciples." If we are to make all aware of Jesus, we must make and send disciples into our homes and communities throughout McPherson, Kansas, United States, and Outermost parts of this world!

Core Values


We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and that it gives us the clearest image of who God is and what He desires for our lives. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” –   2 Timothy 3:16-17


We want to come along side and equip our attenders to share the gospel effectively. God uses various methods and all types of personalities to further His kingdom. And we want to help every believer to effectively use the gifts God has given them to share the gospel with others.“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” –   Acts 1:8


Just as Jesus called out his disciples to follow him, we need to join in relationship with others who can teach and model what a Christ follower is. Our goal is to provide various on ramps of growth for each person depending on where they are in their spiritual journey. and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” –   2 Timothy 2:2


The practices and principles of Jesus apply to all forms of leadership– from informal leadership in the home to the leadership in the communities, in workplace, in government, education, health, etc. We want to equip disciples to be leaders in the community. “But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.” –   Luke 22:26


We believe the family has been ordained by God for the nurturing of every member’s faith. Whether single or married, everyone is called to honor and love those to whom they’re related. We value strong families and are committed to developing programs that enhance their welfare. “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” -Deuteronomy 6:7


We believe that life was never meant to be lived alone. It was meant to be lived in authentic community on a daily basis with other followers of Jesus. This community not only inspires spiritual growth, but it is attractive to those who don’t know Jesus. “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” –   Acts 2:42

Who Are Free Will Baptists?

Free Will Baptist roots can be traced to England as early as 1611. The first FWB church in America was begun by Paul Palmer in 1727 in Perquimans County, North Carolina..

Lead Pastor

My name is Zach Parent. I grew up in Wellington, just about a hour south from McPherson. I love to hunt and fish. My wife (Alishia) and I enjoy watching movies. Our favorite movies to watch are superhero movies and Star Wars. I love to joke around and have a good time. If you see me out and about, I'd love to visit with ya!

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Join the Team!

We are looking for people to join our team. Maybe you like to work with children, or maybe you are creative in outreach, whatever your gifts or talents are we want you to join our team and be part of the story at Awaken Church.

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