The Reverend Dr. Winterbourne LaPucelle Harrison-Jones is a scholar, author, ecclesial leader, and distinguished Churchman out of the linage of Dr. William Augustus Jones, Dr. James Forbes, Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, The Reverend Marvin Chandler, and Dr. Howard Thurman. A fifth-generation minister, Dr. Harrison-Jones is widely sought after as a preacher, speaker and workshop facilitator. As a scholar, Reverend Harrison-Jones investigates how theological and homiletic resources within Christian traditions are valuable for interpreting and responding to such pressing public issues as economic deprivation, religious bigotry, racism, class inequity, and structural inequality.
What a joy it is to welcome you to our virtual church home! You will discover that our passion is to
provide a place where people just like you can have a life changing experience with God.
WHAT MAKES WITHERSPOON UNIQUE?
We are steeped in tradition and ignited by a vision for the Church that is tangible and fresh! Let these three symbols tell the story.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT WITHERSPOON
There’s something here for everybody!
WORSHIP AT WITHERSPOON
The sanctuary comes to life on Sundays through soaring music, powerful sermons, the warmth of community and the opportunity to grow in your faith surrounded by people who care.
Sermons and Sunday Morning Worship
Access weekly sermons and recorded meditations by Dr. Harrison-Jones here for your listening pleasure and spiritual inspiration. Find a quiet corner at home or even listen while you’re on the go! We promise that you’ll find something here that will both challenge you and inspire your heart.
MUSIC AND MEDIATIONS
Nothing stirs the heart more than the great hymns and anthems of the Christian Church. No one plays them better than Internationally Renowned Pianist and Friend of Witherspoon, Mr. Tedrin Blair Lindsay. We invite you to take time out of your day, find a quiet corner, center down, and be blessed by the musical genius of Tedrin Blair Lindsay.
Tedrin Blair Lindsay was raised in Rome, Italy, and has been a professional pianist since the age of ten. He performs over 150 programs annually, boasting a huge repertoire of vocal and instrumental chamber works, and his own virtuosic compositions for piano, voices, and orchestra, with two solo CDs currently available. His international career has included prominent performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, the Bilbao Music Festival in Spain, and the Folles Journees Festival in France.
Meet Our Leaders
Witherspoon is governed by a dedicated group of servant-leaders who take very seriously their call to serve the Church of Jesus Christ.
JAZZ: MUSIC OF THE HEART AND SOUL
Jazz is a quintessential part of American culture and an indelible part of the Witherspoon Legacy. For nearly a century, Witherspoon has been home to many of Indianapolis’ most celebrated Jazz musicians: Russell Webster, Jimmy Cole, Reginald DuValle, J.J. Johnson, Reverend Marvin Chandler, Dr. Willis Kirk, George “Sparky” Smith, Errol Grandy, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, Reverend Billy Myers, Vincent Finnell, Carrington Clinton and so many more. This great tradition continues even today! Listen to the smooth grooves of Witherspoon Saxophonist and National Recording Artist, Mr. Rob Dixon.
The music of Rob Dixon is both respectful of tradition and free with expression and truly shows the musical diversity that is within Rob’s creativity. After matriculating from Hampton University and Indiana University’s School of Music, Rob moved to the top of the music world in New York City working with legendary and popular artists such as the Count Basie Band, Tony Bennett, The Ellington Band, Slide Hampton, Dakota Stanton, The Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Rufus Reid, Akira Tana, Jonah Jones as well as Bill Lee (composer and father of Spike Lee), Weldon Irving, Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad (DJ of Tribe called Quest) and The Skatalites, Returning to Indianapolis in 2003, Dixon has continued to work with internationally renowned artists such as pianist Steve Allee, drummer Steve Houghton, The Buselli Wallarab Jazz orchestra, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks, drummer Mike Clark, the headhunters, Guitarist Dave Stryker and 7 string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter.