Peace Protestant Reformed Church is located in Dyer, Indiana. Our pastor is Rev. Ryan Barnhill. We are a congregation of 47 families, seven single adults, and a quiver full of 104 baptized children.
Our roots are founded in the South Holland PRC, as we are a daughter of that congregation. Peace was organized as a church in 1988. Our first meeting place was Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, IL. We met there for seven years, and then built our first church building and parsonage in Lansing, Illinois. That building served us well for 22 years.
Two years ago, we purchased and refurbished an existing church building, and now make our home in Dyer, Indiana. We also built a new parsonage with its location close to the church and our Protestant Reformed grade school and high school. This move makes us the eastern most church in Classis West. Our church is blessed with many skilled laborers in building and remodeling projects. We are thankful for the many donated hours of time and labor by members who used their talents for the good of the whole church. With thankfulness to God we recently sold our Lansing property, including the old church and parsonage. It was for sale for two years. We sold the Lansing property to another church group, and wish them God’s blessings in that location.
Our pastors have been Rev. S. Houck (now emeritus), Rev. C. Spronk (now at Faith PRC in Michigan), and currently Rev. R. Barnhill with his wife Miranda and their four children.
Our consistory consists of four elders and four deacons. We have recently had eight marriages and are thankful for these newly established households in our church. Since Peace PRC has many school-aged children, Rev. Barnhill keeps very busy with catechism, as well as with all the societies that he leads in our congregation. We also have a unique group of knitting enthusiasts who call themselves “Stiched2gather.” All in all, we have a very active and dedicated body of believers that join together week after week in the communion of the saints for worship and fellowship.