ALL NIGHT PRAYER CALL
NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION
First Thursday of each month starting at 9 pm to 4 am Central Time.
USE ACCESS CODE 772937#(PRAYER#)
On behalf of the officers and congregants of the Linwood Boulevard Seventh-Day-Adventist Temple, thank you for coming by our website! We hope that it is a resource that you will enjoy using in your daily walk with the LORD! We would also like to extend to you the invitation to come and worship with us whenever you are in the Kansas City, Missouri area. We would love to meet you and have you become a part of our loving family!
MORE ABOUT THE LINWOOD FAMILY
God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one, all-knowing yet all-forgiving. We will spend eternity cherishing an ever-deepening relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
C.M. Kinney - a former slave, distributed tracts and "The Great Controversy" throughout Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and the Midwest. He became the first Black ordained Seventh-Day-Adventist minister. As the result of his work, churches sprang up in Missouri and Kansas.
In 1899, the Kansas City, Missouri church was organized with 14 new believers and 30 Sabbath School members. There were 50 attending a Mission Sunday School, according to the district leader, Sydney Scott from the Kansas Conference.
The Kansas City, Missouri group met in a rented hall until the property owned by the Pacific Press near the corner of 13th and Euclid Streets became available for purchase in 1926. The building on the property was a warehouse converted into a place of worship. Funds were scarce because of the depression and World War II which made supplies difficult to obtain. Elder Adolphus Webb started a building project using stones and steel from a demolished brewery. This building became The Beacon Light Church in 1942.
Elizabeth Hanks, who later became Elizabeth Miller, married Elder Henry J. Miller who was the first Black Bible Worker in the Central Union Conference. These were the parents of Helen E. Miller-Kanion. Mrs. Miller was one of the original members of the Kansas City, Missouri church.
Other early members were, Brother and Sister Cravens (Newman), Daisy Timmons and her sister Mercedes Matthews, Alice Hughes, brother and sister Penney, Sister Madison, Ada Thomas, Lorene Brown, Juanita Kenneymore, Francis Flounoy, Sister Oliver, Sallie Holmes, Clara Franklin of the Kansas City Call Newspaper, the Vertis family, Gertrude Valentine and family, Thelma Brown and family, Bertha Tillmon, Fannie Wright, Josephine Washington, Ruth Banks Johnson and family, along with many others who joined in the late 40's and early 50's.
The pastors of the church are not known prior to the 1930's. It is likely that a district leader was assigned from the Kansas Conference through the Central Union Conference. Leaders were R.T. Hudson, Albert Gaynes Thompson and Louis B. Reynolds. After the 1930's, pastors included: 1942 - Adolphus Webb, 1947 - Henry Miller, 1952 - D.B. Reid, 1955 - Xavier Butler, 1956 and later- Monroe Burgess, G. Hefrin Taylor, Eugene Carter, J.D. Parker, and Rawdon Brown.
In 1972 the building at 4300 Linwood Boulevard was purchased and the church was named Linwood Boulevard Seventh-day Adventist Temple. The pastor at that time was T.A. McNeally. Other pastors included: Hector Mouzon, Barry Brandon (interim), Randolph P. Stafford, James E. White, Jr., Emmit Slocumb, Gil Webb, Reuben Roundtree, Jr., Marcellus P. Howard, James E. White, Jr. (2nd time). Our present pastor is Joseph T. Ikner II. The Linwood Boulevard Seventh-Day-Adventist Temple is part of a world-wide organization with more than 15 million members in countries around the world.
We are a warm and inviting church where all members are trained and active in ministries that cater to the needs of the church and community. As our church experiences spiritual growth and expansion throughout the city, we are continuing to implement a variety of creative ministry opportunities.
Our Mission is to educate, nurture and empower disciples for Jesus Christ to minister to the needs of the community as we share the gospel.
Pastor Joseph T. Ikner II was born to the parents of Joseph & Theresa Ikner Sr. in Cleveland, Ohio. At a very early age, Joseph sensed and accepted his calling to the gospel ministry, preaching his first sermon at the tender age of 13. After finishing high school, He attended Andrews University, where he received his B.A. in Theology, Concentration in Pastoral Ministry in 1997 and his Master's of Divinity Degree in 1999. It was while at Andrews University that Joseph met the love of his life, the former Nordia Graham. They joined their hands and hearts in December 1998 and have been happily married for the past seventeen years. Together they have one son, Joseph T. Ikner III, who is fourteen years old.
Pastor & Sis. Ikner served in pastoral ministry in the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for eight years from 1998-2006. While serving in the Michigan Conference Pastor Ikner was ordained into the gospel ministry in 2002.
It was while conducting an evangelistic meeting at the Agape Seventh-day Adventist church in St. Louis, MO in 2006 that Pastor Ikner accepted a call to serve in the Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. For the past nine and half years, Pastor & Sis. Ikner have served as the pastoral team for the Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Company (2006-08), the Lighthouse Seventh-day Adventist Church (Sep 2008-Feb 2012), the Berean Seventh-day Adventist church (July 2011-January 2016) and currently the Linwood Temple Seventh-day Adventist church. Pastor Ikner also is the Prayer Coordinator for the Central States Conference.
Pastor Ikner has dedicated his life to proclaiming the gospel through teaching and preaching God’s word. He is a husband, father, son, a servant, a mentor, and pastor but most importantly a child of the King. He loves the Lord and waits with great anticipation with his family for the soon return of Jesus Christ. His favorite scripture text is 1 John 5:14-15, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him."
An Appointment with pastor ikner
Personal counseling, couples counseling, bible study and visitation
YOUR Health MATTERS
OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES MEETS PEOPLE'S IMMEDIATE NEEDS THROUGH THE SERVICES OF OUR FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHES CLOSET. WE ALSO RESPOND TO DISASTERS WHENEVER NEEDED. WE PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH FAIRS SHOWING OTHERS THE CORRECT WAY TO EAT HEALTHY. WE HELP THE COMMUNITY IN OTHER WAYS, BY ASSISTING AS NEEDED.
WANT TO BE INVOLVED? YOU CAN GIVE A CONTRIBUTION OF $5 PER MONTH TO HELP KEEP THE FOOD PANTRY STOCKED. THE FOOD PANTRY IS OPENED EVERY 2ND AND 4TH SUNDAY FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED OF FOOD.
We'd love to see you soon!
Sabbath School: 9:45am - 10:45am
Divine Worship: 11:00am - 1:15pm
Afternoon Prayer: 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Evening Prayer: 7:00pm - 8:15pm
4300 E. Linwood Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64128