Our History is part of "HIS" story.
It was at a township building west of Fremont that a group of Lutherans gathered and first heard of the national organization, Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ... and the concept of a new church was born. After much discussion and meetings with representatives of the LCMC, a small group joined for the first worship service at Fremont's City Auditorium. The Rev. Marvin Suhr began as pastor of the mission congregation.
We soon outgrew the space and started looking for a more permanent place to meet. A member of our group knew of Calvary Methodist Church which had a facility which might meet both our needs. An agreement was reached and soon we were holding worship at 12th and Luther Road. It was apparent almost immediately that the congregation was going to grow and by the time of its charter in September 2005, the new Peace Lutheran Church had grown to more than 50 members. Within a short period of time the small sanctuary would no longer hold all the worshipers at one service so two services became necessary.
In the growth spurt, Christian education became a centerpiece of Peace Lutheran. Eight young men and women were in the first class to be confirmed. Fifty to sixty children from Peace and the community attended Vacation Bible school in the summer. Men, women, and mixed prayer groups were formed to pray and study scripture and several small groups of adults met weekly to study and carry out community service. Growth continued and talk of our own church building took off. Land had been identified as a possible building site, but that didn't work out.
Then God blessed us with a wonderful surprise! A non-member friend of the church donated 6 acres of land just east of Fremont on which to build our new facility. The land was dedicated on a sunny, chilly day. After long and faithful service, Pastor Suhr resigned and the Rev. Ron Nelson became interim pastor, as a search for a new pastor began. The congregation had grown one and a half times since it was chartered. On a bright and breezy day in October 2008 a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony took place on the site for the new Peace Lutheran Church building. It will stand in the warm morning sun as you approach Fremont from the east and with God's help the congregation will bear fruit for Christ for many decades to come.