About Forestpark

Forestpark Community Church is a church in Louisville that has been called into existence to reach disconnected Christians and unchurched people with love and acceptance in order to help them become fully devoted followers of Christ.

A Church In Louisville For Over 25 Years

Forestpark is a church in Louisville, KY founded in late 1992 by Ronnie and Julie Caswell, along with a handful of other followers of Christ.

Forestpark was first a bible study in Ronnie & Julies apartment in the Lyndon area. Soon, the bible study grew and expanded to a hotel. After nearly a year, Forestpark moved into their own church building located in the Jtown area.

Today, Forestpark is located off Watterson Trail in the Fern Creek area. Being a church in Louisville, Forestpark strives to serve the community and reach the city for Jesus Christ.

Forestpark is heavily involved in many different ministries across Kentuckiana, including FCA Motocross, JAM, the CMA, and more. We are also involved in a few ministries outside our nations borders, including a yearly mission trip to Central America.

If you would like to learn more about our story and how you can play a part in serving, contact us!

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Our Mission

We believe the church exists for the following four purpose:

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Evangelism

We exist to reach lost and unchurched people.

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” -Mark 16:15

We look for opportunities to share Christ through relationships, meeting peoples needs and serving others in His name.

Equipping

We exist to make disciples.

It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. -Ephesians 4:11-13

We strive to establish people in the truth of God’s word and help them to discover and develop their spiritual gifts. We believe that every Christian has been called and equipped to serve the Lord’s church through a variety of means. 

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Extension

We exist to advance the Kingdom of God.

You, my brothers, were called to be free, But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: Love your neighbor as yourself. -Galatians 5:13-14

By demonstrating Christ’s love in a hurting world, our goal is to impact our community and neighbors in ways that will honor Christ.

Exaltation

We exist to glorify God.

I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. -Psalm 34:1-3

We provide opportunity to worship the Lord through music and the arts that is both celebrative and reflective.

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Forestpark Staff

Forestpark has been a church in Louisville for over 25 years, and has continued to serve the communities of Jtown and Fern Creek. Below, you will find our staff who make our mission possible:

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Ronnie Caswell

Ronnie is the Senior Pastor and founder of Forestpark Community Church. Ronnie started Forestpark back in 1992 in a hotel room and now helped grown it into the church it is today.

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Chris Carder

Chris has a heart for the Lord, as well as writing and recording his own worship songs. He has been with Forestpark since 1998, and leading worship since 2000. 

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Carson Troutman

Meet Carson, our Student Ministries Pastor. Carson was born and raised in Louisville, but is all about his Kentucky Wildcats! Carson received his bachelors degree from Boyce College.

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Mary Conver

Meet Mary Conver, our Children's Ministry Pastor! Mary has a Masters of Arts in Christian Education with a specialty in Children’s Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, Kentucky, where she graduated in May 2005.

Derema Bledsoe

Meet Derema! A Louisville native, and graduate from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish. She is a woman known for her character and wisdom.