Our Church was founded, like the Village of Loomis in 1886 by Swedish pioneers who believed that as they settled Phelps County, they needed a place to worship God. They were committed to the Bible as God’s holy word and to the message of Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
We are affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America, an association of some 1,250 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission that Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 40 countries of the world.
The term Evangelical refers to our commitment to the proclamation of the message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone and to the authority of the Bible as being without error in the original writings and the only safe and sufficient guide to faith and practice.
The term Free refers to our form of church government as being congregational. Evangelical Free Churches depend upon the active participation of lay people in the decisions and directions of the local church.