Helping men know and follow Jesus.

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Meet the team.

Kent Shipley

A faithful member of Open Door since 2003, Kent loves spending time at the lake, playing golf, woodworking, and spending time with his grandkids.

Thurman Gardner

Thurman enjoys DIY projects at home, woodworking, and traveling to San Diego to see his family. He has been a faithful member of Open Door since 2011.

Carl Campbell

Carl has been a faithful member of Open Door since 2014 . He loves spending time with his family and also enjoys shooting, going camping and fishing.


Come be a part of our Open Door men's group! Meeting Sunday mornings at 9:00am.
Contact Leaders: Kent Shipley, Thurman Gardner or Carl Campbell (click on name to email).
OPEN DOOR RECOVERY GROUP : A CHRIST-CENTERED RECOVERY GROUP (CCR) program that provides a safe place for men and women to share their hurts, habits and hang-ups with others in an atmosphere of worship, community and scripture.
Contact Leaders: Stan Gatton or Diane Burgess (click on a name to e-mail).
MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: This group meets in the church dining room on the 1st Saturday of each month at 8:00am for breakfast and prayer.
Contact Leader: Dave Vicker (click on a name to e-mail).

Community Groups

Get Connected. Go Deeper.

Small Group involvement is one of our main strategies to instruct, counsel, and mobilize our church. These groups help people connect more deeply, grow in Christian maturity, and spread the gospel in the Kansas City area. Whether you consider Open Door your church home or not, we strongly encourage you to find a group and get connected.