A Brief History of Legacy Bible Church

The planning for Legacy Bible Church began in November of 2014, when a group of four men and four women came together for a three-hour meeting to explore the possibility of beginning a new church which would embrace time-honored (“traditional”) worship as the core of its founding charter statement. Over the next two and a half months the Steering Committee met five more times and set a target date of March 1, 2015 for the first worship service. The committee also called Dr. Keith Kunda as the first pastor, serving in a part-time capacity, and Steve Meurer as Director of Music.
As word of the plan for a new church spread, many people made inquiries about becoming charter members, and by the end of February there were 44 such members. Hamilton County woke to the largest snowfall of the season on March 1, but the first worship service still took place at Fishers Junior High School, with approximately 50 people in attendance. One week later 100 people attended, and rapid growth followed.
During the summer and fall of 2015 growth in music ministry to include a choir and orchestra, attendance continued to increase at Sunday morning services, and a trailer was purchased to move items to and from the school each week. It soon became clear that it was time for a search for a new location for the church. On November 1, 2015 Legacy Bible Church moved to our present location on Greenfield Avenue as a tenant in the building.
Ministries expanded quickly once the new building was occupied, and in March of 2016 Dr. Kunda’s status was changed from part-time to full-time. Prayer meetings on Wednesday evenings quickly became the Power Plant of Legacy Bible Church, women’s and men’s Bible studies began, and Sunday School classes began on April 10, 2016.
In the fall of 2016 a Future Home Committee was appointed to explore all options for a permanent home for Legacy Bible Church. In early spring of 2017 Sunday morning attendance began to top 200 on a consistent basis, a figure that had previously been exceeded only infrequently. More growth followed, and by the beginning of 2018 it was clear that movement toward a permanent home needed to happen sooner rather than later. In the spring of 2018 the Board of Elders agreed on a contract to purchase land on Howe Road in Fishers. The Board of Elders also appointed a Capital Campaign Committee and a Building Committee to work on plans for a move to a newly built facility, to be completed in the fall of 2021.
In March of 2021 Jake Finney was added to the staff as Pastor of Student Ministries. He has direct responsibility for all youth ministries, and he is the administrator for children’s ministries.
Attendance averages between 260 and 300, and membership has grown to over 200.