Parkway Presbyterian Church
Sunday, February 23, 2020
The Friendly Church, With a Place For You
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Who We Are


Parkway is an organized congregation of the Presbyterian Church- USA, a denomination made up of  nearly two million members and 10,466 congregations. Parkway is a member of the Florida Presbytery and the Synod of the South Atlantic in the PC-USA. Parkway was organized on January 14, 1940 as Springfield Presbyterian Church and in 1959 the congregation purchased land and moved to its present location and renamed Parkway Presbyterian Church. The current sanctuary was dedicated in October 1985. The ministry of the congregation today focuses on spiritual worship, outreach to the community and assisting the youth of the congregation and community. Our focus is on helping individuals gain a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and grow closer to God.



Our Ministry Team is headed up by our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Richard M. Connor, Sr. Pastor Connor was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He holds a number of academic degrees including his doctoral degree. He is an ordained Lutheran pastor and serves as our pastor under special circumstances through the clergy exchange programs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Presbyterian Church – USA. Pastor Connor has serve congregations in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania before coming to Parkway. Pastor Connor has just begun his thirteenth year as our pastor at Parkway. Pastor Connor is married to Cathy and they are the parents of five grown children and nine grandchildren, six of whom are all boys under the age of six.


KC is our Administrative Assistant.  KC takes care of Weekly publication of Bulletin, Maintains church files, Membership information and Transfer Requests.  She is 30 years old and she is married to her husband Robert. They have a Child and 2 cats. 


Cathy Connor is our Director of Music. Cathy oversees the worship life of the congregation. She directs both our Sanctuary Choir and our Hand Bell Choir and arranges special music. Cathy is an accomplished musician in piano, organ, vocalist, and direction. Cathy has directed many choirs and has taken organ lessons from a variety of nationally acclaimed organists in the United States. Cathy is married to our pastor and they are the parents of five children and nine grandchildren.


Lanelle Alford is our organist/accompanist. She has been playing the organ and piano all of her life. She was raised in the Baptist faith and has been our organist/pianist at Parkway for a number of years. She is the mother of  grown children and a grandmother.          


Angie Worcester is our Youth Director. She makes sure we have a paid attendant in the nursery for our worship services.   She also organizes all of our children and youth activities as well as Children’s Church. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has been an elementary school teacher for a number of years. Angie is married to Tom and they are the parents of three children.