About Us

A Family Church with World Vision

Family is important, and making you feel like family is important to us at Praise Chapel Kansas City.


Experiencing a church for the first time can be intimidating. That is why we go to great lengths to make sure you are welcome here. When you walk through the doors of the church, our Welcome Crew will greet you with a smile and a gift, and then show you around the church so you know where everything is located.


We know that your children are your top priority, and at Praise Chapel, children are ours. If you have children, we will help you with the check-in process. Our Kidz Praiz classes are much like our adult services, but structured in a kid friendly atmosphere. Your children (from eight weeks to twelve years) are in great hands with our safety-trained and biblically-centered teachers. We look forward to you coming, and your kids will look forward to coming back next week!


Our Pastors: Kelly & Esther Lohrke

Pastors Kelly & Esther Lohrke began Praise Chapel Kansas City, September 11th, 1993. They moved from California never having been to Kansas City. They had no idea what to expect, but they trusted that it was God who leading them. Twenty-three years later, a small group of ten people have now birthed twelve churches. It’s clearly evident that God led them over twenty years ago, and is continuing to do so today!


Kelly and Esther have a saying, “We want those nobody wants”. Their huge heart is apparent in their everyday lives and in how each member is greeted by them.


Win ONE. Build ONE. Send ONE. This is their mission.