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Fellowship Greenwood was the first campus expansion of Lenexa Baptist Church. As Pastor Steve Dighton preached his vision message in 2009 he put in front of the LBC church body the vision for developing “one church with multiple locations”. God soon opened the door for LBC to revitalize First Baptist Church of Greenwood, MO. This 175-year-old church had been in decline for several years. They had a leadership of Godly men who did not want to close the doors but instead wanted to see God working again in their congregation. After much prayer and many meetings it was decided to close the doors and restart the church under a new name. The congregation of Greenwood and the congregation of Lenexa became knitted together as we all worked to remodel and update the building, landscape the property and go door-to-door through the neighborhoods to invite people to the new church. It was truly an exciting time for both congregations. We launched the beautiful new campus in August of 2011. Chad McDonald came from Valley, Alabama to be the first Campus Pastor of Fellowship Greenwood in 2012. After serving there for two years Pastor Chad was elected as Senior Pastor Elect at the main campus in Lenexa. With this change Pastor Chris Williams, who had been serving as Children’s Pastor at LBC became the new Campus Pastor. What started as a vision for “one church with many locations” on the part of Lenexa Baptist and a dream of a vibrant growing church on the part of the godly people of Greenwood has become a beautiful reality. In the past three years Fellowship Greenwood has grown to be a church for all generations creatively reaching that community for Christ.