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The Lord Multiplies His Church in Indiana

01. June 2006

Columns, Congregation of the Month,


Second RPC

Location:Indianapolis, Ind.

Presbytery:Great Lakes–Gulf

Organization date:1964

Membership:220 communicant, 109 baptized

Pastors:Dr. Roy Blackwood, Rich Johnston

Associate Pastor:James Faris

Associate Pastor for Church Planting:Michael LeFebvre

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In 1963, the Lord called Dr. and Mrs. Roy Blackwood to Indianapolis under the oversight of the presbytery. In 1964, a congregation was formed with 8 communicant members. God blessed this small group of saints, and the congregation has multiplied by His grace. As the ministry multiplied, Rich Johnston and later James Faris were called to serve as pastors with Dr. Blackwood. Seven men are active ruling elders.

After seeing several congregations spawned from Second RPC in its early years, the Lord has again called them to send out a group of families to the westside of Indianapolis. The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Westside Indianapolis (mission church) was established by the Great Lakes–Gulf Presbytery in March with nearly 50 charter members. Dr. Michael LeFebvre was called, ordained, and installed to be the pioneer pastor of this new ministry.


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