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Go therefore and make disciples...

In 1987, the future Evangelical Lutheran Church in America searched for a way to meet the growing needs on the northeast side of Indianapolis.  A regional New Ministry Profile Committee recommended purchasing a 12 acre tract of land in the Geist/Oaklandon area.  This tract of land had been previously selected by a team of Lutheran mission pioneers from the air!  In 1962 Bob Longardner piloted a Cessna 210 four-seater single engine airplane, along with Pastor Zimmerman from Fort Wayne (Lutheran Church of America), Charles Bosma of Our Redeemer Church (American Lutheran Church), and Pastor Maas of Trinity Lutheran Church (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod).

According to Bob Longardner, the Indianapolis flights were sponsored by the Central District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for the purpose of collaborating with other Lutherans to identify 10 future church sites.  After the second flight they sought out property for the 10 site plan including what became both Servants of Christ and Pilgrim Lutheran Church on North Meridian Street.  The SOC property on Oaklandon Road was ultimately purchased by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  SOC held it's very first worship service in the new building on February 3, 1991.  The building was then dedicated on April 21, 1991.

Over 35 years later Servants of Christ continues to serve the needs of the community here in northeast, Indianapolis.  We continue to Follow Christ, Share Hope, and Love All!  We give thanks to our Lord for the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus!  Thanks be to God!

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