The Christian faith is not a destination, but a great unfolding journey. I am fortunate that throughout my life my journey of faith has been graced by caring Christian people who have loved and supported me in the good times as well as the bad.
Through thirty-three years of ministry as both a pastor and a chaplain, I have worshiped and worked with solid, committed followers of Christ who wanted to make a difference in their communities and in the world.
Now I have come to share in ministry with the good people of the First Presbyterian Church of Portland, Indiana. In my short time here I have been impressed with the commitment and passion of the people of this congregation. Serving Christ and deepening the faith journey of each of God's children is what this congregation is about.
At First Presbyterian Church you will find a warm welcome from committed Christian people who are serious about their faith journey but also enjoy having a good time. You will find passionate worship in a classical format with inspiring music from our choir and musicians, and passionate preaching that seeks to make the Bible relevant to our daily lives. If you want a church that will honor your journey of faith, challenge you to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and provide opportunities for meaningful, hands-on service to our community, then FPC is the place for you.
I look forward to welcoming you to our congregation and sharing this part of the journey of faith with you. May God bless us all as we continue this great, never-ending journey of faith.