about us

our story

Fountain Square Presbyterian Church started worship in September 2013, but the idea started much before that. Redeemer Presbyterian Church, located in the Old North Side, began in 1998 with a desire to be in the city for the city. As the church grew they ended up with more and more members living in Fountain Square and the surrounding neighborhoods. These members began to desire a church that was in Fountain Square for Fountain Square. So in 2013 Redeemer called Pat Hickman to be the pastor of this new congregation.

Pat and Stephanie and their three kids moved to Fountain Square and immediately fell in love with the neighborhood and with Indianapolis. While they have lived and ministered in Spartanburg, SC, St. Louis, New York City, Denver and Memphis they have fallen in love with Fountain Square and Indianapolis. They love ministering alongside the leaders and members that were already here as well as all those now a part of Fountain Square Pres.

What We Believe

In our rootless and fractured culture, we find deep delight in the wholeness that deep roots give. Our worship and life together as a community centers around what Christians have spoken, sung and celebrated together for thousands of years. We embrace the historic Christian faith as expressed in the ancient creeds of the universal church (the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds). As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, we also trace our roots through the Reformed Protestant tradition. The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Heidelberg Catechism are helpful summaries of these beliefs. Our membership in the PCA gives us regional accountability and support, as well as partnership in mission both at home and abroad. Our regional ties connect us with the Central Indiana Presbytery, which includes churches in the area.

Whatever you believe, we welcome you to join us on Sunday for worship. All of us come every Sunday with our own questions, longings, and pain. We believe Jesus meets us as a community in all of those places.

Our Values

Fountain Square Presbyterian Church seeks to center our life and worship around the following values:

  • Transforming safety of the gospel
  • Desperate dependence on Jesus
  • Life-giving authority of Scripture
  • Meaningful relationships in community
  • Thoughtful, expectant worship
  • Creating beauty where we are
  • Respectful evangelism
  • Global renewal

Our Staff

Pat Hickman, Pastor

Matt Novak, Music Director

Tamara and Corey Gibbons, Sunday Logistics Coordinators

Jason Pogue, Administrative Coordinator