By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one
can lay any foundation other than the one already laid,
which is Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 3:10-11
The LeRoy Covenant Church was proud to celebrate our 125th Anniversary in 2015! We have been blessed with a strong history of serving Christ in our community and still thriving at 125 years old! Below is a snapshot of our 125 year history. A complete copy of our history, which was complied for our 125th Anniversary Celebration, can be downloaded.
1880 – Swedish Settlers start gathering together in each others home to worship and pray.
1890 – Thirteen charter members organize the Swedish Evangelical Mission Church.
1891 – Church is built on Cherry Street.
1888 – First meeting of Ladies’ Aid Group.
1891 – Sunday School program started.
1919 – First pastor called, William T. Johnson.
1924 – Parsonage is built for $1,600.
1940 – 50th Anniversary, Pastor C. Cassius Sturdy.
1965 – 75th Anniversary, Pastor Lennart Arnell.
1980 – 90th Anniversary, Pastor Tom Beckstrom.
1982 – First after-school program started.
1990 – 1st Addition of Fellowship Hall/Sanctuary.
1990 – 100th Anniversary, Pastor Bud Faulk.
1991 – Extended Addition 40’ level with Old Church.
1996 – Built 40’x70’ Fellowship Hall with basement.
2000 – 110th Anniversary, Pastor David Coryell.
2015 – 125th Anniversary, Pastor Jesse Slimak.
2020 – 130thAnniversary, After-school program, J.O.Y. Club, has 120 kids.
2022 – J.O.Y. Club after-school program celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary.