Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ “in all the Scriptures” (Luke 24:27). We believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God. We believe Jesus Christ to be the only Savior of sinners and Lord of men and nations.
Why “Reformed Presbyterian”?
We are called “Reformed” because we stand in that stream of witness from the Protestant Reformation that applies Scripture truth seriously to all of life and faith. We are called “Presbyterian” because our churches are led by elders called by God through His people to serve in the spiritual guidance of the people of God. Our worship is simple and biblical, and centers on the preaching of the Word of God through faithful exposition and applicatory exhortation.
When We Started
Our church was planted in 1979 by the Second Reformed Presbyterian Church, located on the north side of Indianapolis. We are a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. The first Reformed Presbyterian congregation was organized in North America in 1743. (Click here for more on the history of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America)
David W. Hanson was born and raised in Fairland, Indiana, and grew up attending Southside Reformed Presbyterian Church.
He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in accounting and worked as a tax accountant before pursuing theological training at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before coming to Southside RPC in 2016, David served for two years (2003-2005) as Associate Pastor in the Bloomington RPC congregation, and then for 11 years (2005-2016) as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (State College, PA).
David is married to Ruth, a native of Delphi, Indiana, and they have seven children: Miriam, William, Timothy, Megan, John, Joel, and Suzanne.
Ian Wise is married to Deanna, and together they have two grown sons, and two teenage daughters.
Having served churches in Michigan and the Carolinas, Ian came to Southside in the summer of 2019 as our associate pastor.
A native of South Carolina, Ian attended Erskine College and Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He was ordained in 2002.
We encourage you to join us for worship. Visit our Locations page for times.