History of Trinity


A Brief History of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa
50th Anniversary Booklet (View Online) (PDF)
75th Anniversary Booklet (View Online) (PDF)
 
This page is under construction please send comments and suggestions to history@TrinityCreston.org
(watch for pictures of all Trinity's previous pastors, coming soon!)

(updated June 8, 2012)


1923
The Rev. F. Starke

July - Services held in the home of Otto Gaidies, 405 South Division.


1925
The Rev. Otto Lossner (1925-1938) - First Pastor

November
- Pastor Lossner installed as mission pastor.


1928

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.


1938
The Rev. Arnold Bertram (1938-1940)


1941
The Rev. W. E. Wagner (1941)


1942
The Rev. Wilbur H. Becker (1942-1944)


1945
The Rev. Edward Heinicke (1945-1948)


1948

First Parsonage



1949
The Rev. Marvin Matzke (1949-1954)


1952

March 29
- Church on Broad Street Destroyed by Fire


1954

March 28
- Church building dedicated - 800 N Sumner Ave


1955
The Rev. Norman Laesch (1955-1957)


1958
The Rev. Donald F. Ginkel (1958-1965)
Parsonage Built


1961
December 3 - Office, Narthex, Classroom Addition to Church Dedicated


1965
The Rev. Paul A. Faga (1965-1973)


1968
Trinity Becomes Self-Supporting (District Mission Subsidy Ends)


1974
The Rev. Henry Stoll (1974-1976)


1976
The Rev. Larry D. Troxel (1976-1982)


1978

June 18 - Celebration of 50th Anniversary - 50th Anniversary Booklet (PDF)


1982
The Rev. Glen D. Meyer (1982-1996)


1986
September - Trinity Lutheran Preschool is started as a mission for the children in the area.


1990

September 3 - Fellowship Hall Dedicated


1996
The Rev. David M. McKnight (1996-1999)


2000
The Rev. David Rubke (2000-2005)


2003

October - 75th Anniversary Celebration - 75th Anniversary Booklet (View Online) (PDF)
Summer - Outdoor Worship Center Built


2008
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




2016

The Rev. John B Rutz (Installed September 11, 2016)









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