CCOTK mission statement
To proclaim the ultimate meaning of life by bringing Jesus Christ, the means of grace and the hope of glory, to people in debt, distress and discontent throughout the Kansas City area and beyond
To identify with those the Lord gives us in membership in His family
To involve them in Christ-like maturity
To invest in them to be teleios (fully grown, mature) in their ministry in the church
To increase with them in our life mission to all the world
To be a House of Prayer for all nations
If you visit Cathedral Church of The King you will find a group of people from all backgrounds and experiences whose desire is to worship the Lord Jesus and love one another. We believe that when people encounter the love of God, the purposes of God will then be released in their lives.
We have a strong commitment to households and families, so we therefore provide Christian education from nursery to high school. We know that every person who comes to Cathedral Church of The King is chosen and called by God and we work to equip men and women in walking out their purpose.
We are active in Bridges International, the Pro-Life Movement, and Hispanic ministry in our local community, and are the cathedral church of the Central Province of the Charismatic Episcopal Church.
Our life is centered in historic worship, apostolic teaching, Biblical preaching, and charismatic gifts.
That the Holy Scriptures are the final authority on all matters of faith, doctrine and practice. Where Scripture does not speak clearly, we defer to apostolic tradition.
That the historic creeds of the undivided Church provide a clear and indisputable summary of the Christian faith.
That we are saved by grace, through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ.
That the Sacraments of the Church impart the grace of God.
That the Holy Spirit is at work today through spiritual gifts and signs given to the Church.
What To Expect
When you attend our service you may find us similar in some ways, and different in others, than churches you have already attended. Although there are many kinds of churches, they fall into three major categories—or streams—of worship:
Charismatic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emphasis on the Spirit
Evangelical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emphasis on the Bible
Liturgical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emphasis on the Sacraments
At Cathedral Church of The King we blend these three streams into one river of worship. Our worship is Biblical, liturgical and Spirit-filled, ancient and modern, holy and joyful.
We invite you to come visit, and experience it for yourself.
Bishop Michael Davidson
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Bishop Mike was born in Pueblo Colorado, raised in Trinidad, Colorado and Laramie, Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BA Degree in Philosophy; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC and the Dominican Republic (1963-1965).
Upon graduation from seminary Bishop Mike and Cathie (his wife now since 1965), moved to Wyoming where he pastored an American Baptist church. He then planted a non-denominational church and moved to Tacoma, WA to plant another church. In 1994, they moved to Fairhope, AL to plant a CEC church which is now pastored by Father Tuck Bowen.
His journey and final home in ministry in the CEC began with Bishop Adler in 1989, when they were in the Los Angeles County jail for protesting against abortion (Operation Rescue). At that time the Lord revealed that you cannot be charismatic without liturgy and you cannot be truly liturgical without being charismatic. The three streams were beginning to flow!
He had previously spoken at Bishop Adler’s church on, “Making Visible the Void.”During jail time the Lord clearly revealed and confirmed the void in Bishop Mike’s life: Sacraments and liturgy need to be flowing along with the evangelical and charismatic streams in order to have a truly Catholic (universal) worldview of life and ministry: The Three Streams (Ps. 46:4).
Bishop Mike’s motto for life and ministry has always been, Making Visible the Void in Your Place to Stand to Run. The goal in ministry is to see people mature and be formed in the image of Jesus Christ (Col. 1:27b-29).
By God’s grace he now stands in the Charismatic Episcopal Church and is CEC4Life!
Father Steve Phelps
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Father Steve was born in Granite Falls, Minnesota and grew up near Clear Lake, Minnesota.
He attended Saint Cloud State University and received his Licentiate in Theology from Saint Michael’s Seminary where he currently serves as Registrar and Curriculum Coordinator.
He met his wife Judy while attending college at St. Cloud State, and they moved to Olathe, Kansas in 1987 with their sons Michael and Bryan.
Fr. Steve and Judy have been part of Church of the King since 1997. He was ordained into the Deaconate in 2003 and as a Priest in 2019.
Deacon Drew Bradfield
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Deacon Drew spent his youth in Oklahoma City, OK. After graduating high school he attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of the Arts; double majoring in Philosophy and Religious Studies with a Writing Intensive Diploma. He dedicated his life to the Lord that Spring and spent three years in restaurant and retail management waiting to hear the will of the Lord. He heard the call of God and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2010 and served honorably until 2014. He married his wife Stephanie in 2010 and they attended Epiphany Anglican Church from 2011 to 2013. His rector advised him to enroll in Seminary, which he did upon exiting the Marine Corps. He served in various ministries at Saint Michael’s Charismatic Episcopal Church while attending Seminary at Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity: Chaplaincy Studies March 15th, 2019. Drew continued serving at St. Michael’s Church and was ordained to the Diaconate January 2020. The Lord placed him here at Church of the King in July of 2020. His life verse is