PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

(LCMS)

 

Peace Lutheran Church … Our mission as a caring family is to reach out to all,
share Christ’s love, and teach God’s Word.

Caring – Reaching – Sharing – Teaching

A brief of history of Peace Lutheran Church

Peace Lutheran Church began on November 7, 1992, as a Mackinac Straits Circuit Preaching Station, meeting at nearby Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke Township.  Worship services were held on Saturday evenings, and the preaching station was served by five area pastors.  On April 3, 1993, Peace Lutheran Church received its charter from the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, with 199 members signing.

In June of 1993 Peace congregation began its first building project, with the ground-breaking taking place on May 21, 1994.  Rev. Kevin C. Jones was installed as the first pastor of Peace on June 19, 1994.  The initial church building was dedicated on November 13, 1994, with the congregation worshiping, fellowshipping, and conducting Christian Education classes in the same space.

The Lord continued to bless our congregation with growth, and in the spring of 1999 a second building project began.  A new sanctuary was built onto the original building (the current Fellowship Hall), and classrooms were added around the exterior of the Fellowship Hall.  Dedication of the new sanctuary was held on December 5, 1999.

In June of 2011 Pastor Jones accepted a call to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bay City, Michigan, after serving Peace for more than 17 years.  In April of 2012, Rev. J. Derek Riddle accepted the call to become Peace’s second pastor.  Pastor Riddle had been serving Christ Lutheran Church in Delavan, Illinois, and St. Luke Lutheran Church in San Jose, Illinois, since 2003.  He was installed as Peace’s pastor on July 8, 2012.

On October 26, 2014, while celebrating our annual Mission Festival and Reformation Sunday, Peace also celebrated its first 20 (actually, 21) years of ministry with a special “Vision Cast” event designed to help our congregation look ahead to its next 20 years.  Having been blessed abundantly by God over our first two decades of ministry, we are looking forward to seeing what He has in store for our congregation over our next two decades!

As of March 2015, the family of Peace includes 447 Baptized members and 353 Communicant members.