Michael Smith and Justin Adour will be leading new congregations for the Redeemer family of churches in New York. Michael Smith will be lead pastor/teacher for Downtown Lab congregation in the Madison Square Park neighborhood. Lab begins on November 28th. Justin Adour will be leading an East Harlem Church plant for Redeemer Eastside that will launch in approximately 11 months.
Michael and Justin came to RTS as Pastoral Residents with Redeemer. They enrolled in 2015, graduated in 2017 and completed the City Ministry Program in 2018. Smith and Adour are known for their winsome spirit, heart for Christ and effective preaching. "I would be pleased to have these men as my pastors," says RTS NYC Old Testament Professor and Dean of Students, Dr. Bill Fullilove.
The Redeemer pastoral residencies and the training from RTS and City to City are fruit of the vision of the New York Project. Praise God for his hand upon Michael and Justin, ask his blessing on their works, and pray that they would be first fruits of a harvest of church planters and ministry leaders in New York City.