Pastor Roger Jackson

Pastor Angie Jackson


Gage Park Baptist Church

3601 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66604


Church History




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Gage Park Baptist is an American Baptist Church and started as a mission of First Baptist Church of Topeka. Gage Park Baptist began with a few committed people meeting in the home of James and Jean Crider in 1949.

Pastor Lloyd Griffith was called as the first pastor and the first public services were held on September 4, 1949, in the old Coed Theater on Lane Street. This was later the the home for Latta-Whitlow Plumbing; it was torn down when the renovations of College Hill began in the summer of 2006.

The sanctuary unit ground-breaking was held February 26, 1950. Much of the work on the building was done by the members and friends of the church.

On September 13, 1964, ground-breaking for the educational unit was held concluding the physical building of the church. Over the years, the members have taken excellent care of the building as you can see today.

In January of 1993, the congregation adopted a purpose statement that stands today "To bring glory to God in our community and the world through a relationship with and a commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord." It is with this purpose in mind that we administer the programs and services listed on this web site.

Our Music Director of 20 years, Jill Roesler, retired in May of 2008.  We cannot begin to describe her talent that seemed to come effortlessly.  Children's programs have continued to be a priority for Gage Park Baptist Church. The music programs have continued using other talented Church members. Vacation bible school continues to be a neighborhood event, changing from a week day schedule, to it's current evening event, matching the needs of families. It has grown to the point that we now have over 50 children attending nightly, and we are able to welcome anyone who wishes to attend.

Robert Roesler, our pastor of 30 years (his start date was 10/15/80) retired on December 31, 2010 ending an era.  Congratulations!  We wish you many prosperous years of retirement!  Our interim Pastor was Gordon Rhodes. 

We now start a new era, with Co-pastors Angela and Roger Jackson.  We are excited where God will lead our congregation.  It promises to be a challenging and highly rewarding endeavor!  Won't you join us?

Do not hesitate to call the church office if you should have any questions. Thank you for visiting with us and may God bless you in your quest to find a church home.