In 1946, World War II ended and families were being reunited with their loved ones as service men and women returned home. Hope for a new era of peace and prosperity bloomed. Monroe, Louisiana began to experience a growth spurt to the north and northeast. What had been cotton field would soon give way to residential sections as the population boomed. New places of worship were need by the growing population.
In July, 1946 a group of 33 people met with Rev. Colon Coaker, at Georgia Tucker Elementary School to consider starting a new Baptist church on the north side of town. July 21st marks the official beginning of Parkview Baptist Church. After meeting in Georgia Tucker Elementary School, the new congregation began to worship at First Baptist Church of Monroe until its own facility was built. The first worship center for Parkview Baptist Church was built on the corner of 10th Street and Forsythe Avenue, the same location of Parkview today. That first worship center serves as the Chapel. In 1959, the present worship center was completed and has served as our primary center for congregational worship.
The Family Life Center was completed in January, 1978. This center included a basketball court, 4 land bowling alley, a weight room, a racket ball court and an arts and crafts room. Many activities take place in this facility on a regular basis.
A church is comprised of people who come together to worship and grow spiritually. For over 60 years, this has been the focus and purposes of Parkview, to help individuals and families grow in their faith, no matter what age or stage of life they may be in. If you are looking to be a part of a church which will minister to you and your family needs while giving you opportunities to serve our Lord, we believe Parkview could be the church for you.