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Been reading your posts for a few months; I’m encouraged and intrigued. Do you now of any Progressive CoCs in St. Louis, MO area???

All the best in Christ,

St. Louis is not familiar territory to me — other than the arch, the zoo, the Cardinals, the hot dogs, and Bob Gibson. Can anyone make a recommendation?

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My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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11 Responses to Church in the St. Louis Area

  1. Todd says:

    Dardenne Prairie Church of Christ out beyond St. Charles. Look up their website. Also a plant called "Crossings." Both good congregations.

  2. Gilbert Kerrigan says:

    Mid-County Church of Christ

  3. JMF says:

    Okay, last time. Third try—
    Used to be called Mid County Church of Christ, now it is Mid County Church. Usually a good sign. I’ve only gone once, and as a kid. Can’t give you any insight.
    I have been to this church, and had several friends that grew up in it. They loved it there. They have Celebrate Recovery which, for a COC, tends to suggest that it is forward-thinking.

    If none of this helps, you could go to the website where I attend ( and call and ask one of the ministers for a suggestion. We are in Springfield, so if you are ever down this way, stop in!! This is the best COC I’ve ever been to – and I used to live in Nashville. Amazing preacher, great people, and true shepherding shepherds. The Spirit is doing amazing things here…a very exciting time to be a part of this church! Call them, someone will have a suggestion I am sure.

    Good luck finding a church home!

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  5. Alan Smith says:

    I don't know about the congregation itself, but Bob Clark has recently begun preaching at the Lafayette Church of Christ in Ballwin. Bob is one of the most grace-centered, servant-hearted, spiritually-minded preachers you'll find in the brotherhood.

  6. David says:

    Try the Florrisant CoC ( Not sure what they are looking for in a progressive CoC, but I think they will like the pulpit minister there (Mike Root). Their website has changed recently and does not seem to have as much info as it did in the past, including not having MP3 sermons available right now.

  7. JamesBrett says:

    a group of us partnered with mid country church several years ago in a short-term mission trip to st. louis — and i was very impressed by the love of God shown in that group.

    i also liked that (at least at the time) they were meeting in a school cafeteria in order to put more of their money into the local community and foreign missions. don't quote me on this, but i think i heard that they'd made a commitment to use outwardly at least 50% of total moneys coming in.

  8. Richard Worden Wilso says:

    Thanks for all the suggestions; this is awesome. It has been about 14 years since we were at Mid County CoC (for three years); I know the current head pastor from his part-time/associate/junior days there–sharp guy, lives in my neighborhood, I'll go talk with him. Back then my wife was drafted into childrens' Sunday School ministry immediately (she was and still is a great sister in the Christ who loves working with kids). When some parents heard that she had a sprinkle/pour baptism about 20 years earlier and they didn't want a "non-Christian" teaching their kids, I decided it was better to leave than have her be re-re-baptized (she's ex-RC) and give the impression we believed the form of baptism determined its authenticity. Even then the elders didn't think you could say someone wasn't a Christian based on a particular form of baptism, but the parents concerns forced the issue.
    I appreciate all the leads you all have presented.
    All blessings in Christ, Richard

  9. Cary says:

    As far as I know, the McKnight Road Church of Christ in St. Louis is fairly progressive. I know that their senior minister is anyway.

  10. Alan S. says:

    At one time, Lafayette Church of Christ was considered progressive. But I haven't had contact with them in quite a while, so I don't know of they are still so. Blessings!

  11. Darin says:

    I believe out of the two, McKnight Road and Mid-County, Mid-County is farther along the progressive scale.

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