About Us

Our Mission

We exist to glorify God through the whole church forming whole disciples of Jesus Christ for the good of all people.

What We Believe


We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living

We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ's Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

Parkview Church is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). The above Statement of Faith was adopted by the EFCA on June 19, 2019. The EFCA is an association of autonomous churches united around the above theological convictions.


Parkview has a long history of ministry in the Iowa City area.

The history of Parkview can be traced back to the 1930s when several people from Coralville began holding Sunday School sessions because there was concern that the children of Coralville had no way of hearing the Word. In 1949 construction began on 5th Street for a new building for the Coralville Evangelical Free Church. By 1975 that building was becoming inadequate to meet the growth in attendance, and by 1981, after much prayer and planning, the current site at Foster Road was purchased. Construction on that building was completed in 1985, with a new education wing added in 1990. Then, in the late 90s, the current addition was begun with completion in the year 2000.


“Because YOU prayed, YOU gave, YOU cared enough, the LORD has supplied – we DEDICATE THIS CHURCH!”

Dedication Services in 1953

Parkview Christian Preschool

Parkview Christian Preschool was established in 1992 by a dedicated group of parents and volunteers from Parkview Church. Their mission is to develop in each child an understanding of Christ’s love and forgiveness, to provide a variety of experiences and materials to enable each child to grow at his/her own rate of development, and to maintain a caring atmosphere where each child is loved and accepted as a unique individual.

Faith Academy

Faith Academy was founded in 2013 as an initiative of Parkview Church through the vision of former Parkview Pastor, Doug Fern. Today, Faith has 7 grades (K-6th) and 115 scholars. Faith Academy’s mission is equipping the whole student through the pursuit of academic excellence and spiritual formation in a diverse community united in Christ.