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HISTORY & VISION

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church (OPPC) has been in existence since 1956, which means we are celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2016.

In 1955, two gentleman – Dick Helmuth and Al Porteous – began a campaign to establish a Presbyterian church on the northside of Indianapolis near Carmel, Ind. They were able to recruit several members who agreed with them and on January 15, 1956, 116 people signed up as members of the church creating what is now known as Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.

OPPC is one of 11,000 Presbyterian congregations in the United States, and ranks among the top two percent in size. In fact, we are the fourth largest Presbyterian Church in the State of Indiana!

Regardless of our size, though, the members of OPPC are committed to becoming disciples of Jesus by being connected with others - inside and outside our walls - to further Christ’s kingdom.

Blessed by God's love, the Orchard Park Family seeks to grow in our faith, and to reach out with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Join some our members as they share memories they have of Orchard Park.

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church Our Beginning on Vimeo.

Join Rev. Dr. Shelly Wood as she shares where we are going as a church.

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church Going Forward  on Vimeo.

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