How it all started...

Parkview has several active members who were among the first to join our church and they have some interesting stories to tell about how our church got started.. They made do with what was available and laid the foundation for what we are enjoying 50 years later.

 Ed and Reba Lee started attending Parkview three years before it became an official Southern Baptist church. Here's how Reba described some of these early events: “Edward and I and our two boys started attending Parkview Mission in the summer of 1963. The congregation met in the famous 'house on the hill' located at the NE corner of Sheridan and 60th Street.  It was a two-story stone structure with a basement with what appeared to be an add-on garage without a door."

The Chapel of today's church was under construction when Ed and Reba started attending the Mission. “We moved into the new structure and laid claim to the back room with our two rambunctious boys. The Chapel had a small overflow area, now part of the choir room, separated from the larger meeting area by vinyl accordion curtains that could be closed or opened, depending on the attendance.”
Like others who were part of this early congregation, Reba points out the church was made up of young people. But there was a mixture of mature Christians to provide the leadership needed for this growing flock of followers of Christ.

Ed and Reba are still active in Parkview. Ed is an usher and Reba heads the ministry of encouragement and prayer group. One of those “rambunctious” boys referred to above is our church pianist, Mark Lee.

Another faithful member is Pat Thompson, who was married to Leon Jarvis when she joined Parkview in 1965. She and her husband both taught Sunday School and Pat played the piano for several church events.  She was the church pianist on the Sunday Eddie Hatfield became our pastor. She and Barbara Grace organized Parkview's first children's choir and later a high school choir. Pat also taught the Third Graders in Sunday school and her husband, who died in 1990, taught the High School class. Pat and Jack Thompson are active today in one of our senior adult classes.

We are thankful for these founding members of Parkview Baptist Church - because of them, we are blessed to 'drink from wells we didn't dig.'

Expanding the vision...

In 2017, Parkview added a second location in Broken Arrow. The church assumed what was previously Faith Baptist Church and re-launched the location as Parkview Sequoyah Creek. While the body operates as one, PSC has live worship and live preaching each Sunday morning in Broken Arrow. 

Learn more about Parkview...

This video was made to commemorate our 50th Anniversary. Take a watch and learn more about what makes Parkview so special to our members.