Who We Are

Appleton Gospel Church is located in downtown Appleton, WI. We are a church that is all about the good news of Jesus Christ. Join us for worship at the downtown Appleton YMCA on Sundays at 10am. We would love for you to visit! Our vision is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will transform the people of the city in every way—and we seek to do this by following Jesus and helping others do the same. Our dream is to see the good news of Jesus transform as many people as possible in Wisconsin and beyond.

Our Story

Appleton Gospel Church began in 2010 as a small group of 35 people led by David and Holly Parks. Meeting in the upper rooms of the former Harmony Cafe, they dreamed of a church that would love and serve the city of Appleton in Jesus’ name; a church where people could follow Jesus and help others do the same; a church where faith would have everything to do with the regular stuff of life. On Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, Appleton Gospel launched in public worship. Almost exactly two years later, on April 12, 2013, Appleton Gospel was welcomed into the EFCA as a full member church. Today, we seek to continue to plant healthy churches through our church planter residency program and our partnership with the EFCA.

Today—no matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what you believe, we would love it if you would join us as we learn to follow Jesus together in life. Come as you are…all are welcome!

Church Planting

Our dream is to see our vision of gospel transformation ripple out from Appleton—even to the ends of the earth! We believe that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people. So by planting healthy, gospel-centered churches—by being a sending church—we will effectively share the good news of Jesus in word and deed with a world that is lost without him.

Coming in 2017—Appleton Gospel is sending a team led by Jason and Marsha Steger to plant Village Community Church in Kimberly, WI. For more info and/or to give to support this work, go to villagecommunitychurch.net.



David Parks | Lead Pastor


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