Founder of Faith Avon.
Rev. Lyle Halvorsen
First Reverend of Faith Lutheran.
The first congregation of Faith Lutheran.
Early Faith Lutheran service.
Avon school where faith Lutheran held services before building a church.
Sign marking the location of Faith Lutheran building site.
Groundbreaking ceremony of Faith Lutheran in 1966.
Old church building.
View of old church building prior to the addition in 2013.
View of old sanctuary, now the fellowship hall.
Pastor Woolsey breaks ground in 2013 for the church addition.
Outside view of the new sanctuary added in 2013.
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.