Missouri Synod | Waterloo, Iowa 

Our History


  • In 1964 the district purchased 5.2 acres of land

  • Organizational meetings started in 1978

  • In 1979 a call was extended to Reverend Thomas Wegener to serve as missionary-at-large. First worship service held at Christ Lutheran Church.

  • Charter Sunday December 16, 1979

  • In 1980 the first worship service was held in a modular building on the present location with ground breaking for the present building later in the year.

  • Pastor Wegener retired in 2004

  • Reverend Bruce Boyce fill the two year vacancy.

  • 2006 Reverend Edward Killian accepted call to serve as our second Shepherd.

  • Needed repairs recognized in 2009 and church growth pointed towards the need for a campaign to repair our building and expand the Sanctuary.

  • Voter’s assembly approved continued planning for a new Sanctuary based upon conceptual scheme as developed by InVision Architects of Waterloo at the October 18, 2009 meeting.

  • Complete new metal shingle roof installed Summer 2010

  • Our Capital Campaign was a success and showed that we could support a mortgage payment if we continue giving at the level previously committed.Our giving to the pledges for the Capital Campaign were approximately $7000 per month.
  • New windows were installed in the fall of 2011

  • Both bathrooms were refurbished in January of 2012

  • Another in-house Capital campaign was started in April 2013 to secure funds for mortgage payments and church furnishings.

  • August 2013 new electronic organ was ordered and paid for.

  • On August 21, 2013 we applied to Laborers for Christ for construction of a new sanctuary with an anticipated starting date of April 1, 2014

  • New sanctuary was dedicated on October 19, 2014

  • Membership has increased to 281 baptized members and several adults preparing for membership.

  • July 2016 Pastor Killian acepted a call to Beverly Hills, California.  

  • Rev. John Wegener from College Hill Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls covered the short vacancy. 

  • Rev. David Menet accepted the call to serve as our third Shepherd, and was installed on February 26, 2017.