Ingalls - A growing church on the southwest side of Indianapolis has gained a new pastor, after the Ingalls Town Council president resigned at the end of October.
Former council president Jack Stout left the council after taking a job as pastor at the River of Life Church.
Increasing church responsibilities forced Stout to make a decision, and earlier this year he informed the council he would be unable to enter 2014 as a member of the board.
“The congregation has doubled in size in the time we’ve been here,” Stout said. “In order to keep that moving forward, and for the church to continue to grow, you have to give more of your time to it.”
Stout was a pastor in the Ingalls area for the past 12 years. He previously had served on the town’s planning commission and was town manager.
“I’ve enjoyed my time on the council,” Stout said. “I’ve got great confidence in the folks there. They’re going to continue to move forward.”