Welcome Message from Pastor Bruce
When I started to serve at The Remnant Presbyterian Church (TRPC) in the late 1990s, I noticed the college students in this congregation hungered and desired to see God move in deeper ways beyond what they had already experienced. While their hunger was deep, key elements for their spiritual growth were missing. For instance, they lacked the proper understanding of God, the passion for worship, strong discipleship, and a community that can keep them accountable. I also realized they were like sheep without a shepherd.
As my time at TRPC came to an end, I had the option to pastor a church in the South or in Boston. This was during a time when I was really wrestling with my future and felt unqualified to minister to people. It was a dark time, and the last thing I wanted to do was lead a brand new congregation. God met me despite my inadequacies and reinforced the convictions He placed in me. After spending a week praying and fasting, God confirmed and reaffirmed my call to ministry. When I returned from that personal retreat, TRPC gave me the blessing to plant Remnant Westside Church (RWC). I ended up staying in New York City and planting a new church with a few staff members.
Since 2003, God has been faithful and blessing the people at RWC. Our church started out focusing primarily on college ministry. It has now blossomed into a church where young professionals, married couples, and even families are finding ways to grow as a community. God has further clarified our calling as a church that hosts His presence and loves New York City. His assurance is that as we grow in our desire to have His presence dwell and manifest in us, He will raise us up to be a new generation of believers who are liberated and empowered by the Gospel to radically impact our communities. In this way, our congregation desires to be the authentic Biblical community that God calls us to be.