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Garfield Park


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1061 E. Southern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Welcome to Garfield Park Baptist Church! Thank you for visiting our website! We are an urban church that welcomes all! Come check us out; bring your questions, doubts, certainties and open hearts and minds! We’ll talk and ponder together!

Wondering what to expect when you visit our church?

When you worship at Garfield Park Baptist, you’ll find a vibrant group of people diverse in education and income levels, theological perspectives, and age-yet united by God’s love! Our worship gatherings at 9:30 a.m. contain both traditional and praise music, prayers, Bible readings, thoughts for personal reflection, and preaching.

We are an American Baptist church, called by God, to create a community that works together to empower people to be the best version of themselves they can be and that God wants them to be. We seek to “Bring God’s Light to the Park” through compassion, prayer, and living into our God-given purpose.

Please take a moment to browse our website and discover who we are! You will learn about our worship, spiritual growth opportunities, and ministries such as Food Pantry, Community Meal, Youth group, choir, game night, and various small group options.

When, Where, Who

"The broken are healed"

Service Times

Sunday Worship @ 9:30am
Sunday School @ 10:45am
Sunday Youth Group @ 5:30pm
Wednesday @ 6:00pm


Garfield Park Baptist Church
1061 E. Southern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
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Our Pastor

Judy Fackenthal
Here at Garfield we find our purpose through God’s love for us and through Jesus.

Our greatest desire is for people to come to know God personally. The simple truth is that there is a God who created you and loves you very much. He gave us life and deserves our gratitude and love.

We, however, have chosen to disobey Him and sin against Him; all of us have done wrong and failed to do what is right. We may not be more sinful than our neighbor, or we may be far worse than anyone we know, it does not matter. Either way, we are guilty before God.
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About Us
Garfield Park Baptist Church formed in 1913 on Indianapolis' near Southside. Like all churches, we’ve experienced many changes, significant ups and downs.

Yet, certain things remain true for us:

  • We are an American Baptist church affiliated with the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. (ABCUSA)
  • Locally we connect with the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis (ABCGI)
  • We understand the Church to be a community of ordinary people called by God, to celebrate the Good News of God's reconciling grace through Christ to all people; to practice justice; to love others; and to walk humbly with God
  • For us, the Bible is our primary way to know about God
  • The core of our Christian life is to worship God as the Body of Christ, to deepen spiritually, and to actively care about all of God’s world by making a difference one person, one conversation, one listening moment at a time
  • We practice and affirm Believer's Baptism

Prayer Ministry

Bible Studies

Financial Ministry

Serving Opportunities

Sermon Media

Singles Ministry

Our Schedule

Sunday: Worship 9:30am
Sunday: Sunday School 10:45am
Sunday: Youth Group 5:30pm
Wednesday: Bible Study 6:00pm
1st & 3rd Thursday: Food Pantry 5-7:00pm
2nd Saturday: Men's Breakfast 7:30am
4th Saturday: Community Meal 12:00pm

Hi! I’m Pastor Judy and I’m grateful you’ve chosen to explore our website. It’s my hope you’ll find Garfield Park Baptist Church a place you would want to call ‘home’.

The people here are among the most caring, supportive, and gracious people you will meet. We welcome everyone, knowing we all are on a life journey seeking meaning and purpose.

Here at Garfield we find our purpose through God’s love for us and through Jesus.

Please visit us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 A.M. for worship, followed by fellowship time and Sunday School for all ages!

Blessings and peace in the name of Christ,
Pastor Judy Fackenthal