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New York - Asia Pacific. chronicles the pulse of our gospel movement dynamics around Asia Pacific as the church planters develop their own theological vision and gospel ministry expression. Each city will have its unique outlook. These are glimpses of gospel-shaped church leaders in-the-making, and their personal journey in bringing the love and hope in Christ to their cities.
It all began from the story of New York.
The calling of Dr Timothy Keller to plant series of urban churches in Manhattan in late 1980s....
CALLING OF THE CHURCH PLANTER
DR TIMOTHY KELLER
In early 1989, a group of 15 people began meeting weekly in an Upper East Side apartment. Their purpose was to pray about planting a new church in the heart of Manhattan for professional New Yorkers. One of their concerns was that new believers were finding it difficult to locate a church they could attend, a church that was open to people who were seeking answers regarding their faith, and where they felt secure in bringing their friends who were skeptical about matters of faith.
Halfway through his teaching time at Westminster Theological Seminary, Tim Keller was approached by Terry Gyger, who at that time was the Director of Mission to North America, about planting a church in Manhattan. Before long, as Tim learned more about the spiritual needs of New York City, his growing sense of his call to serve in New York was made stronger when all his likely candidates fell through. It became obvious that Tim and his wife Kathy were being called to go to Manhattan themselves.
In June of 1989 the family moved to New York City. On September 24, 1989, Redeemer Presbyterian Church held its first morning service.
REDEEMER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
CELEBRATING 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Redeemer Presbyterian Church want to help both believers and non-believers alike to examine the claims of the gospel and its application to our lives.
Redeemer City to City