Founded in 1968 as the Christian Community Center, Keller Park Church is a close-knit, intergenerational church in a diverse neighborhood in South Bend, Indiana. We are a member of the Central District Conference of the Mennonite Church USA, which is a member of the Mennonite World Conference.
In the early 70s, we changed our name to Agape Missionary Church as we transitioned from a community center to a church. But our original vision as a community center to the Keller Park neighborhood was never lost, as is reflected in our current name—Keller Park Church (KPC).
Today KPC combines the mission of the church with the heart of a community center. From worship services to Jubilee meals, prayer gatherings to block parties, discipleship groups to a food pantry, KPC ministers to both the spiritual and the material needs of the Keller Park neighborhood and the surrounding South Bend community.
Theologically, we have Mennonite roots and Wesleyan influences, both of which inform our beliefs and practices today. This includes our emphasis on seeking the peace of our neighborhood and world, our understanding of God's holy love for all people, especially for those who are marginalized and oppressed, and our invitation to all believers to practice their spiritual gifts in our ministries and leadership.