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Who We Are

a little background

Our History

Redeemer Fellowship Church was planted on September 27, 2016 on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana. The church started with five families and a group of USI students, who God used to start a church to reach college students and the Westside of Evansville.


In August 2017, the congregation of Redeemer appointed three elders to pastor the church. Matthew Castro, who led a campus ministry at USI and helped start the church with Joe Hearne, became the pastor of teaching and vision. Denton Ice, who was an alumni of USI, became the pastor of next generation. Sean Melvin became a lay elder. In 2019, Robert Hudson was called and affirmed as the pastor of worship.


We started meeting in our current building on Hogue Rd in December 2017. We were able to purchase the building and property in December 2019 from St. Mark United Church of Christ. Redeemer is located 5 minutes from USI. In December 2021, God called Matthew Castro and his family to serve in ministry in Collierville, TN. Denton Ice became the lead teaching pastor and in February 2022, Aaron Mills was ordained as a lay elder for the church. God continues to use us as a body of believers to reach the city of Evansville and the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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More Information


church covenant

The Church Covenant is our document that is signed and affirmed by all members detailing what we believe, how we will conduct ourselves both publicly and privately, and is the standard by which we hold each other accountable.



church by-laws

The By-Laws is our governing document as it relates to church polity.



church handbook

The Handbook includes all human resources and business operations information. 


our values

1. Christ - Everything that Redeemer does should reflect Christ. He receives the glory from our actions.

2. Character - A collection of people, who are transformed and filled by the Holy Spirit, results in Christ-centered character.

3. Community - Christ said the world will know Him by our love for one another. Our unity as one people in Christ exposes the culture around us to the beauty of the gospel.

4. Commission - Christ commissioned His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. A church which is Christ-centered is driven to fulfill Christ’s commission by reflecting Christ and following His command to share the gospel with those who have not heard- both locally and abroad.

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