Our History

Our history begins with Reverend Bohlmann, who had a vision of establishing a Lutheran church in Avon.

 

The first service of the Avon Mission led by Reverend Halvorsen was on October 1, 1961  at Avon Village School with 168 people attending.

 

On November 12, 1961 Faith Lutheran Church” became the official name of the congregation, but the church remained without a home.

 

In 1966, a site for a church was chosen, and the groundbreaking occurred as part of the Faith’s 5 year anniversary celebration.

 

In 2011, Faith celebrated 50 years in Avon.

 

As our congregation and mission continued to expand, we launched a building campaign in the Spring of 2013 to add seventy six hundred additional square feet to the church. This expansion included a new 350-seat sanctuary, two larger preschool classrooms, a large vestibule, and remodeled office/meeting space.

 

The new space was completed in December 2013, just in time for Christmas services.

 

David Woolsey became the Faith's new pastor in 2007.

 

Rev. Bohlmann

Rev. Bohlmann

Founder of Faith Avon.

Rev. Lyle Halvorsen

Rev. Lyle Halvorsen

First Reverend of Faith Lutheran.

1st congregation

1st congregation

The first congregation of Faith Lutheran.

Early Faith Lutheran service.

Early Faith Lutheran service.

Avon school where faith Lutheran held services before building a church.

New site.

New site.

Sign marking the location of Faith Lutheran building site.

Groundbreaking 1966

Groundbreaking 1966

Groundbreaking ceremony of Faith Lutheran in 1966.

Old church building.

Old church building.

View of old church building prior to the addition in 2013.

Old sanctuary.

Old sanctuary.

View of old sanctuary, now the fellowship hall.

Grounbreaking 2013.

Grounbreaking 2013.

Pastor Woolsey breaks ground in 2013 for the church addition.

New sanctuary.

New sanctuary.

Outside view of the new sanctuary added in 2013.

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