A group of believers from the rural community of Foote, TX gathered on Sundays in the Foote Community School Building, forming what eventually became Foote Baptist Church.
A local physician donated an acre and a half of land to the church to construct a building of their own. Foote Baptist Church gathered in their small, clapboard chapel for the next 86 years.
Virginia Parkway (a main street in downtown McKinney) was expanded, paving the dirt road that led up to the church's building. Foote Baptist Church renamed themselves “Parkway Baptist Church,” (after their new road) praying that they might serve as a path for the people of McKinney to hear The Gospel.
The people of Parkway Baptist Church sold their land and buildings, and began meeting in Glen Oaks Elementary School. They hoped to begin again with a renewed vision for the community around them.
That clapboard chapel which had served the people of Parkway Baptist for so many years was moved to Chestnut Square in downtown McKinney, where it remains today.
Parkway Baptist purchased a large plot of land (again off of Virginia Parkway), and erected modern structures for the sake of ministering to the growing population of McKinney.
Aiming to accommodate the church’s property for future growth, Parkway Baptist constructed a new Sanctuary.
The elders of Parkway Baptist Church elected to officially change the name of the church to The Parkway Church, as a part of an intentional commitment to orient the culture of Parkway toward making disciples of the people of McKinney.