Our History

On October 19, 1980, 26 people met in the music room of Cedar Bluff Intermediate School. This was the birth of Park West Church of God. Since this time, God has blessed and confirmed with miracles, the physical and spiritual labor of this community of faith.

From 1980 to 1991, the church continued to grow, both numerically and financially. During this time, the church developed leaders, and the body grew spiritually mature. The Lord led Park West Church to several locations before finally settling at 7635 Middlebrook Pike, with the purchase of 9.93 acres. On August 25, 1991, the church held it's first service in the new 350-seat sanctuary.

In early 1998, Park West Church was blessed to purchase 7 acres adjoining the current property. In July of the same year, a new 1,000-seat sanctuary with foyer, nursery, and choir room, opened adjacent to the existing building.

Park West Church currently has over 2,000 members as Pastor McGinnis shares the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Pastor McGinnis has a passion to reach the city of Knoxville and to help those who are hurting to discover their destiny through Jesus Christ.

In April 2004, the Benevolence & Training Center was dedicated as the latest phase of development at Park West Church. This beautiful 42,000 sq. ft. facility has numerous classrooms, a gym, café, food pantry. This facility will further the vision of impacting our community by helping those who are hurting.

We would love to have you visit with us! We desire for you to experience God's perfect plan for your life. The Lord continues to bless this ministry and church that started in October of 1980. Today, prayer, faith and obedience are still vital keys that empowers this body of believers to impact our city, nation and the world.