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Daughter Church Looks to Plant

01. February 2006

Columns, Congregation of the Month,

  —Candace Jones

Sycamore RPC

Location: Kokomo, Ind.

Presbytery: Great Lakes–Gulf

Organization Date: Nov. 1994

Membership: 61 communicant; 33 baptized

Pastor: Barry York

Our History

The Lord used the saints in the Lafayette, Ind., RPC to form Sycamore RPC. This work began in October 1983 when seed families relocated to the Kokomo area and started a Bible study. A year and a half later, the group began bimonthly Sabbath worship, only to halt the services a year later.

The saints continued to seek God’s timing, and He was already leading the York family into fellowship with the Lafayette church. God later called Barry York to the ministry. The Sycamore Fellowship opened its doors in 1992 with weekly worship services led by Pastor York. The tiny seed has flourished into a tree, with an average of 100 people currently attending services.

Our Ministry

This daughter work has now seen a similar opportunity to plant. During the late 1990s, students from a college in Marion, Ind., began attending worship. This was how members such as the Hunts and Thomans first encountered the church. Today, about one-third of Sycamore’s regular members commute from Marion. Echoing its own origin, the church now holds bimonthly Sabbath evening services and two Bible studies in Marion, while seeking the Lord’s will in this ...

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