At Church of the Resurrection, our mission is to know Christ and make Him known. We pursue this mission through worship, service and a commitment to spiritual growth. We are members of the Anglican Church of North America, a Christian denomination that unites over 100,000 Anglicans in over 1,000 churches across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
At COR there’s little chance that you’ll be a nameless face in the pew. As part of a small, but growing and spiritually alive church, you have the opportunity to be part of a close-knit, Christ-centered community.
Church of the Resurrection began as a church plant in 2004. For over a decade, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Paul Walter, the church met in various locations. In 2009 the church purchased property on Schoettler road in Chesterfield and in 2011, Ben Wagner was called to be Rector, following Fr. Walter’s retirement. Since 2014, COR has met at its present location, 1330 Schoettler Road. The current church building – a converted two story home – comfortably accommodates approximately 90 worshipers, with room for classes and fellowship. We prayerfully anticipate an expansion of fruitful ministry in years to come!
We believe the basic truths of the Christian faith as held by the majority Christians since the time of Jesus’ earliest followers. These orthodox beliefs are based on the Bible and summarized in the early Christian creeds. As Anglicans our doctrine is further articulated in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the more recent Jerusalem Declaration of the Global Anglican Future Conference.
OUR LEADERS & STAFF
Ben Wagner has served as the Rector or Senior Pastor since 2011. Ben grew up in a small town about an hour from St. Louis and sensed a call to pastoral ministry at an early age. This call was renewed while he served as a lay pastor of a small Presbyterian church during graduate school. After completing a doctorate in theology, he pursued ordination as an Anglican priest. He has been married to Josie Wagner since 1998, and they have six children. Ben enjoys reading, Cardinal baseball, good conversation with a cup of coffee in hand, and defending his title as undefeated ping-pong champion of the Wagner family.
Sarah Anderson is an ordained Deacon and is active in a variety of ministries, including short term missions, Christian education (including catechesis) and service to our Diocese.
Nancy McCue is an ordained Deacon. She has served as a short term missionary to Rwanda and was a founder of the Center for Women’s Ministry, a free counseling service for women in need.
Vestry Members: Pete Field, Matthew Hackman, Jeline Hinkson, Nick Nichols, Donald Sutherland, Nellie Williams
Our Bishop is Rev. Ken Ross, of the Rocky Mountain Diocese of the ACNA.