The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Lafayette, Indiana has been marked by a series of transitions within the past 3 years, some challenging, some encouraging, but all Christ’s purpose for this flock.  Tonight, Friday 2nd February 2, 2018 at 7pm marks a stabilizing and unifying conclusion to those transitions, when Pastor Adam Niess is installed as Lafayette’s new pastor!

Ten months ago, the current pastor of Lafayette, Keith Evans, announced his intention to transition to the RP Seminary as Professor of Biblical Counseling. Since that time, the Lafayette congregation began to prayerfully seek a new pastor who would faithfully lead and shepherd the people of God. Pastor Adam Niess was found. Then a co-pastor in Bloomington RP Church, Pastor Niess (pictured above with his family) expressed his willingness to candidate, and ultimately, his desire and acceptance to be the head pastor in Lafayette.

At 7pm, the congregation, local RP churches, presbytery delegates, family, and friends will gather in this university town of Indiana, to joyously install Pastor Niess to this blessed office.

Moderator of the Great Lakes/Gulf Presbytery, Stan McKenzie will lead the assembly in a time of worship and government of the Church; while Pastor Rich Holdeman, pastor in Bloomington and former co-pastor with Pastor Niess, will provide the pastoral charge. The Lafayette congregation will be led in a charge from son-of-the-congregation, Pastor James Faris of Second RP Church, Indianapolis; and Pastor George Gregory, longtime friend of Pastor Niess, will be preaching God’s word.

Would you rejoice in the Lord’s goodness along with the Lafayette church this evening? Give thanks to the Giver of all good things, who has blessed his church with the gift of pastors (Ephesians 4:8,11), and tonight in particular: with the gift of Pastor Adam Niess to the church in Lafayette, Indiana.

Keith Evans, Lafayette, Indiana

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