During the past 115 years, our congregation has had three names and met in three different locations across the city of Indianapolis, yet one feature has remained constant – a devotion to Jesus Christ.
31st Street Fundamentalist Baptist Church
Back in 1897, a small group of 14 people formed a “mission station” on the near northwest side of Indianapolis. As the congregation grew, a new building was built on West 31st Street in 1901. The church emphasized Bible study, prayer and soul winning.
Devington Baptist Church
In 1957, the growing congregation moved to a larger space at 46th Street and Arlington and was renamed Devington Baptist Church. It became known for an excellent Bible teaching ministry.
In the 1970’s, a 25-acre campus was developed in the Castleton area for the expanding church. Castleview Church, at 86th Street and Hague Road, was dedicated in 1978. In 2004, the worship auditorium was destroyed by arson but was rebuilt with other church renovations. Eric Bancroft was called as senior pastor in March 2008. The Castleview fellowship continues today as a vibrant community of believers dedicated to glorifying God by making disciples.