Park Road claims a heritage of “free and faithful Baptists” with great pride, emphasizing historic Baptist principles such as the autonomy (freedom) of the local church, the freedom of scriptural interpretation, the freedom of believers to minister to themselves and to one another,  and the separation of church and state.

 

 

 

Because of our longstanding commitment to the ordination of women into all forms of Christian service, and due to the increasingly conservative movement of the Southern Baptist Convention, Park Road withdrew all formal support for the SBC in 2007.   

In 2003, Park Road decided to adopt multiple affiliations that better represented the diversity of thought, inclusive nature, progressive theology of our church.  Our current denominational affiliations are Alliance of Baptists,  United Baptist Association, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, and The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.