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An Almost Immediate Answer

01. December 2013

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Tucson RP Mission Church

Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Presbytery: Pacific Coast

Membership: 11 communicants; 14 adherents

Pastor: Jason Ryce

Our Brief History

In 2011, the Pacific Coast Presbytery marked its 100th anniversary. Up to that point, the presbytery had seen a steady decline in its churches. So in spring 2011 many saints took part in a day of fasting and prayer, specifically asking the Lord to build His church in the western United States.

The Tucson, Ariz., RP Fellowship was the almost immediate answer to these prayers. In spring 2011 a group of saints from Tucson petitioned the presbytery to explore the possibility of church planting in Tucson. Soon after, elders from First (Phoenix, Ariz.) RPC began holding Bible studies in Tucson every other week, followed by evening worship services.

The presbytery decided to plant a new work there under the oversight of First (Phoenix, Ariz.) RPC. In June 2011 Jason Ryce was called as pastor. In Aug. 2012 the Tucson RP Fellowship became a mission church. We currently have two elders on site in Tucson and one provisional elder from the Los Angeles RPC.

Our City

With a population of almost a million, Tucson is located in the southeast corner of Arizona, about two and a half hours from Phoenix. Surrounded by seven mountain ranges, Tucson is strikingly beautiful. The name Tucson is ...

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