Kids at College Park

About Us

If you visit College Park Church on a Sunday, what will you find?

  • An “interesting” mixture of enthusiastic, compassionate, and fun folks gathering to worship a living God
  • Women Baptist ministers or youth leading worship
  • Diverse music with both a traditional/blended and contemporary worship services – Read more about worship
  • People pitching in to help refugees begin a new life in Greensboro – Read about current community ministries
  • Creative, liturgical worship that includes laughter, as well as contemplation
  • A pastor who is provocative, biblically focused, humorous, and passionate, sometimes all at once
  • Lots of children scurrying about a new playground – Read about children at College Park
  • Coffee, fellowship, and Bible study during Sunday School
  • A close-knit youth group, recently returned from a mission trip or youth camp – Read about Youth at College Park
  • Encouragement to use your Christian curiosity and open your mind to new insight on scripture
  • An invitation to help us cook for and serve the homeless at Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • A singles and young professionals group going skydiving or to Paris or collecting canned food for the needy
  • The loan of a hammer to help us build a house for Habitat for Humanity
  • A group of folks that would rather fellowship after worship than rush to be first in line at the cafeteria
  • An inclusive faith community of all who confess Jesus is Lord where persons from all walks of life feel comfortable – Read about LGBT at College Park

With a membership of over 300, our church believes that every person is created in the image of God and has the potential to reflect Christ as a mirror reflects light. We actively seek ways to make the message of God’s love real in people’s lives. Come see why we call ourselves “Progressive, Diverse, and Ecumenical.”


  • Brian Carden, Minister to Senior Adults
  • Rydell Harrison, Minister of Music and Worship
  • Keith Menhinick, Minister to Young Adults
  • David Soyars, Organist
  • Lin Story-Bunce, Associate Minister of Youth
  • Michael Usey, Pastor
  • Annette Waisner, Office & Media Manager
  • Contact Us

Youth Group
Our very active and fun youth group, also known at Club Jesus, welcomes all 6-12 graders. Read much more.


  • American Baptist Churches USA
  • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Alliance of Baptists
  • College Hill Congregations

“Worship is important to this family. College Park has long practiced worship as a loving response to the gracious acts of God. In worship we are strengthened and shaped for being Christian in the world. Worship is the hub from which the spokes of our ministry emerge.” – Rev. Michael Usey

College Park, originally called Forest Avenue, was founded on March 11, 1906. Read about our history.

The 13 Values of our Church

  1. Worship the Living God corporately and privately
  2. Enjoy fellowship with a community of faith
  3. Provide quality Christian education for all ages
  4. Support varied missions activities both here and abroad
  5. Encourage creativity
  6. Honor the integrity of the family
  7. Value an inclusivity of all who confess Jesus is Lord
  8. Use excellent music to praise and enjoy God
  9. Promote radical stewardship of all talents
  10. Plan for the future so the Church will flourish
  11. Respect the diversity of our members
  12. Be faithful to historic Baptist beliefs and history
  13. Encourage a deep Christian curiosity and spiritual openness