The seeds of Greentree Community Church were first planted in 1996, when a group of people began to pray about establishing a new church in the Kirkwood community. On January 5, 1997, about 60 people met for Sunday morning worship at a local school, and Greentree Community Church was born. Tom Ricks accepted the call to serve as Lead Pastor of Greentree in January, 1999, and Greentree has continued to grow under his leadership.
For over 17 years, we enjoyed a partnership with the Kirkwood School District and spent our Sunday mornings at North Kirkwood Middle School with occasional jaunts to other Kirkwood schools. In 2012, we purchased land at 100 Kirkwood Place and celebrated our first Sunday in our new worship home on October 4, 2015. We are grateful to be able to call Kirkwood our home, put down permanent roots in this community and continue to find ways to love our neighbors.
We enjoy a contemporary style of worship and a casual style of dress on Sunday mornings. Our worship times are at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM, with times for fellowship, donuts and coffee between the services. Childcare is provided during the 8:00 AM service for babies through 5 years of age. Classes are available for all ages at 9:30 AM and for adults and children (infants - 5th grade) at 11:00 AM.
Motivated by a vision for making Jesus Christ known by planting churches, Greentree has been instrumental in the birth of new churches in Webster Groves (Riverside), Columbia, Missouri (The Crossing), the city of St. Louis, (City Church), and our newest church plant in St. Charles, (River City). It is exciting to see God's love for his people as he works to call them to himself. So we continue to set aside a portion of our budget for the beginnings of additional churches in the future.
Greentree Community Church, for many, is not only their spiritual family, but also their only family. We are not perfect people, but we are open to the Holy Spirit showing us and teaching us the way He wants us to change and grow. Greentree Community Church is comprised of sinners and saints who are dependent on the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Spurred on by a love for Jesus Christ and for each other, we desire to be a church that welcomes and invites people to investigate the claims of Christ and to "know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that they too may be filled with all the fullness of God."
Our mission is to know Jesus Christ, to serve him in joyful obedience and to make him known by growing disciples, planting churches and renewing communities.