Parkway Church is located at 10940 S Nicholson Rd in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Join us for our morning service at 10am, or our evening service at 6pm!


The Christian church began in an upper room as God poured out His Spirit upon a small group of 120 believers in 30 A.D. In a few short years, the gospel spread throughout the world.

It seems fitting that Parkway Church had humble beginnings in the basement of a South Milwaukee, WI residence as a handful of believers gathered to worship in May 1972, led by the founder, Pastor Frank Tamel. The new congregation moved into a permanent church in Oak Creek, WI that seated about 100. In less than two years, the small building was full and the congregation spread the gospel to neighbors and family through home Bible studies. God added to the church daily. By 1980, the sanctuary was overflowing, persuading us to construct our current Worship Center, completed in 1982, which seats 1,400.

In 1984, Pastor Anthony Tamel became Parkway’s first Assistant Pastor, accepting the role of Senior Pastor in 2003. Pastor Tamel’s vision for small group ministry played a major role in transitioning the congregation to adopt the apostolic method of small groups. Since 1997, he has led numerous small group conferences and seminars across the nation.




Sunday morning services begin with video announcements and generally move into a time of worship with a full band and lyrics projected onto large screens to make it easy for everyone to participate. There may be a skit or video which will lead into a Bible-based message prepared to help people on their spiritual journey. Afterward, people pray, linger to talk, or visit our cafe for a hot or cold beverage.


We often refer to our faith as “apostolic,” which simply means we believe what was taught by the apostles, Jesus’ trained disciples. While culture has changed over time, the truth taught in the Bible has not. We believe that the Bible is the true and inspired Word of God, complete for living today and forever. We also believe that there is only one God, who loves us without measure, and He reveals Himself to us as the Father in creation, the Son in redemption, and the Holy Spirit in regeneration.



Our teaching is very down to earth and practical. We base everything on Scripture, but work hard to present it in the clearest possible way. We use drama, video, music, and just about anything at hand to get the message across. We want you to enjoy yourself, but, at the same time, leave challenged to grow in your faith.

In addition to our teaching in the main auditorium on Christian principles, we offer classes for new believers as well as special classes relating to life issues such as grief or finances.

Sunday morning service begins with video announcements and generally moves into a time of singing with the lyrics on large screens to make it easy for everyone to participate. There might be a skit or video which leads into a Bible-based sermon prepared to help people on their spiritual journey. Afterward, people will pray, linger to talk, or visit our café for a hot or cold drink. You will be made to feel very welcome.

We have a staffed nursery during our Sunday AM service, along with a room available for mothers who prefer to care for the needs of their small children. Mothers can enjoy our service via video monitor. Our Kidz Parkway provides secure areas where children are checked in on Sunday mornings for exciting Bible-based learning activities in a fun and colorful parks and concessions environment.

Typically our music is led by a live worship band that includes keyboards, guitars, drums, and other instruments. The style would be considered “contemporary”. However, from time to time, you will hear some of the beloved classic Gospel and worship songs of long ago.

You can expect people to raise or clap their hands. You might even see someone dancing. These expressions of worship and the use of instruments for praise are encouraged in the Bible, in the book of Psalms. This is one of Parkway’s great attractions: you will be able to feel comfortable in expressing your love for God.

We want you to be comfortable when you visit. When you’re at one of our services, you’ll see anything from jeans to suits. Casual or “Sunday best” – it doesn’t matter.