A Brief History of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa
50th Anniversary Booklet (View Online) (PDF)
75th Anniversary Booklet (View Online) (PDF)
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(watch for pictures of all Trinity's previous pastors, coming soon!)
(updated June 8, 2012)
The Rev. F. Starke
July - Services held in the home of Otto Gaidies, 405 South Division.
The Rev. Otto Lossner (1925-1938) - First Pastor
November - Pastor Lossner installed as mission pastor.
January 3 - Received as a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and other States.
July 8 - Dedication of Church Building - Purchased / Moved to Broad Street
October 17 - Formal organization of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and other States.
The Rev. Arnold Bertram (1938-1940)
The Rev. W. E. Wagner (1941)
The Rev. Wilbur H. Becker (1942-1944)
The Rev. Edward Heinicke (1945-1948)
The Rev. Marvin Matzke (1949-1954)
March 29 - Church on Broad Street Destroyed by Fire
March 28 - Church building dedicated - 800 N Sumner Ave
The Rev. Norman Laesch (1955-1957)
The Rev. Donald F. Ginkel (1958-1965)
December 3 - Office, Narthex, Classroom Addition to Church Dedicated
The Rev. Paul A. Faga (1965-1973)
Trinity Becomes Self-Supporting (District Mission Subsidy Ends)
The Rev. Henry Stoll (1974-1976)
The Rev. Larry D. Troxel (1976-1982)
June 18 - Celebration of 50th Anniversary - 50th Anniversary Booklet (PDF)
The Rev. Glen D. Meyer (1982-1996)
September - Trinity Lutheran Preschool is started as a mission for the children in the area.
September 3 - Fellowship Hall Dedicated
The Rev. David M. McKnight (1996-1999)
The Rev. David Rubke (2000-2005)
October - 75th Anniversary Celebration - 75th Anniversary Booklet (View Online) (PDF)
Summer - Outdoor Worship Center Built
The Rev. Jonathan C. Watt (2008-2016)
September 7 - Installation, Rev. Jonathan C. Watt
Pastors attending: Jay Wheeler, Jerry Wagoner, Don Craig, Ray Smith, Larry Boye, John Schauer, Nathan Dudley and Bill Sabol
The Rev. John B Rutz (Installed September 11, 2016)