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Taking Christ to the World in Oklahoma

08. August 2005

Columns, Congregation of the Month,


Stillwater RP Church

Location:Stillwater, Okla.


Organization Date:July 24, 1991

Membership:53 communicant, 30 baptized

Pastor:Bruce Parnell

Web Site: audio incl. sermons & classes)


The purpose of the Stillwater RPC is to proclaim hope in a world of hopelessness through the good news of God’s love, healing, strength, direction, and blessing found in Jesus Christ. From the beginning, this purpose has been worked out in three major ways: first, through the faithful proclamation of the gospel; second, in worship that is biblically- based and joyful; and third, by applying Christ’s rule over all areas of life.


The church began in 1985 when Alan and Liz Noell moved to Oklahoma in order for Alan to take a position in mathematics at Oklahoma State University. With the encouragement and oversight of the Midwest Presbytery, the Noells began a Bible study in their home with a view toward planting a Reformed Presbyterian church. Over the next four years, God slowly brought together a core group of families committed to working toward establishing a church. That core group included not only the Noells (Alan now serves as an elder), but also the McCulloughs (who now serve ...

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