Who we are
St. Thomas was formally organized as a mission church in the Diocese of Arkansas on January 23, 1957.
We are a liturgical church following the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Our worship is guided by the Rites for Holy Eucharist in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The scripture lessons read in worship each week are prescribed in the Revised Common Lectionary and read from the New Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible.
The vision that guides our common life includes caring for God's creation generously; serving Christ reverently; and striving for peace through the Holy Spirit. Our community prides itself on its creativity, talent, generosity, courage, and commitment to outreach. We strive to be loving, accepting and welcoming to all people, greeting them as friends and partners in faith.
Please scroll down to meet some of our staff and volunteers, and for a photo gallery of our church, and ministries.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church is currently in the search process for a new rector.
David has been our organist and choir director for 21 years. He is a graduate of Concordia in Nebraska.
Staff and Volunteers
The Rev. Ken Parks
Father Ken and his family have lived in NWA for over fifteen years. He attended the School of Theology at the University of the South and was ordained a priest in 1988.
Ali is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She lives in Springdale with her Border Collie/Aussie mix, Winnie. She began working for St. Thomas Church in the spring of 2012.
Shared Ministries Coordinator
Fliece Gates, a member of St. Thomas since 2009, volunteers as Director of Shared Ministry
Senior Warden - Vicki George
Junior Warden - Dan Sears
Julie Streachek- Treasurer