Welcome to Woodland Heights
Presbyterian Church
Worship, 10:45 am     Sunday School, 9:30 am
722 W. Atlantic
Springfield, Missouri 65803

A Brief History

Woodland Heights Presbyterian Church began when ministers and elders from First Cumberland, Calvary, and Second Presbyterian Churches met to organize a new Presbyterian Church for northwest Springfield.  Three elders were instructed to buy land and construct a building at a cost of not more than $1,500.  A lot was purchased on the northwest corner of Florida and Franklin Streets and a building erected for a total of $1,425. 

On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 1908, the church was officially organized with 32 members.  The new congregation was called “Reunion Presbyterian Church.”

Four years later, with 72 members, the congregation literally moved their church building from the corner of Florida and Franklin to the corner of Atlantic and Douglas and renamed the Church after the neighborhood: “Woodland Heights.”  The church building was dedicated in 1959. Construction on a new sanctuary began in 2008 and was dedicated on March 1, 2009.

The church's history of 109 years is filled with faith and service.  Christian Endeavor, a group of young people who met on Sunday evenings for a Bible lesson and Christian fellowship was very important to the life of the church.  The Ladies Aid Society was organized in 1925 and was the forerunner of the Presbyterian Women organization.  Many faithful women have served through the years, gathering for study, fellowship, prayer and to support the mission of the church.  In 1955 the first woman elder was ordained. 

The men began a thriving Christian Men's Club which was responsible for community work and the Boy Scout program.  Boy Scout Troop 18 began meeting at Woodland Heights in 1929 and is the second oldest troop in Springfield. 

Through the years, Woodland Heights Presbyterian Church has brought God's message of love and grace to countless people.  Our mission is to tell the Good News of Jesus Christ, to seek God’s truth in the Bible, to promote goodness, and to provide a place of worship, fellowship, and caring for all God’s children.