Westfield, Ind., just north of Indianapolis in Hamilton County, is the site of a developing church plant. Paradox Church had its first service on March 26, 2017. Pastor Jordan Gardner and his family made the move last year from South Dakota so he could become the church planter.
It is not the first time there has been a Wesleyan Church in Westfield. The bell that is pictured was originally at the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Westfield all the way back in pre-Civil War days. In fact, that church had an important role in the famous Underground Railroad, and took a strong abolitionist stand during that era.
According to Gardner, the new church is proud of that heritage. They are meeting in the same church building where the old Westfield Wesleyan Church used to meet, though not the original building. Bringing the historic bell back from the Archives at Wesleyan World Headquarters for this event was something he wanted to do. Today, freedom for all people is just as important, and the church will do everything it can to proclaim and enable true freedom in Jesus Christ in the community.
The vision of The Wesleyan Church is to transform lives, churches, and communities through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ.
See a news article on this event and more information about Paradox Church in the Westfield Current.