Daily Reporter staff writer

McCORDSVILLE — A new church is starting in McCordsville, and its first official service will be on Easter.

The Caring Place, an Assemblies of God church at 30th Street and Post Road in Indianapolis, plans to start a Caring Place site that will meet at 10 a.m. Sundays at McCordsville Elementary. The church previously has planted two churches in the Hancock County area, Realife Church in Greenfield and Church52 just west of New Palestine.

Steve Jones, a Hancock County resident and 16-year Caring Place staff member, will serve as campus pastor of the new congregation. He and John Susa, pastor of the Caring Place site in Indianapolis, will share speaking duties. With the Indianapolis site having services at 9 and 11, the plan is for that week’s speaker to also be available for the service in McCordsville.

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Jones said this step has been about two years in coming and was borne out of Caring Place members living in this area. They desired a church that was closer to them and therefore easier to invite family and friends to, he said. About 75 people from the Indianapolis church have committed to attend the new McCordsville site and help it get started.

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Anne Smith is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at asmith@greenfieldreporter.com