Traditional worship. progressive theology. family values.

We are an unapologetically progressive Christian congregation serving the Wichita, Kansas area. We engage in traditional worship (with some modern twists) and emphasize the importance of family in the experience of worship and the relationships we construct together in the life of our congregations.

We invite you to join us as we craft something new in service to the city, living out this promise: "Everyone Welcome. Seriously, Everyone."

Where We're located


The history of fairmount church

We are proud to have been an anchor of the Fairmount neighborhood, just south of Wichita State University, since 1892. As the university has grown and changed, so too did we and the neighborhood that surrounded us. Many distinguished professors and alumnae of WSU have been part of our church family over the years, as the neighborhood was reflective of that community. As we endeavor to connect in new and meaningful ways sharing life together with Pilgrim Church at our new location, we are changing the way we live in the world.

pilgrim church history

At our founding in 1951, Pilgrim came into being just as Wichita was expanding eastward along Harry Street. The neighborhood that built up around us filled quickly with young families moving to the suburban edges of the city. We began meeting in a farmhouse on our current property, now known as the "Parish House," until we outgrew the space and built our current sanctuary building. As our membership moved beyond the neighborhood, we have continued to seek ways to be in ministry with those who surround our immediate property as well as expand our sights to be a church for the city.