Our story

Resurrection Church is a church on a mission and in a hurry – to become as much like Jesus as we can and lead as many people to Him as we can.

We’ve seen many changes since our establishment in 1948 as a mission congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  The first major change came in the early 1970’s when, under the leadership of Pastor Herb Mirly, the church embraced the Charismatic Renewal and the present-day working of the Holy Spirit. 


Members enthusiastically adopted a new identity as faith-filled, spiritual pioneers contending for the gospel in a rapidly changing world.  Resurrection Church soon found itself on the leading edge of various spiritual innovations, including the incorporation of contemporary music, dance, drama, and the arts into worship services.   


Over the years, the church has given birth to several church plants and a wide range of ministries including a Christian day school, a Christian dance ministry, an afterschool program for refugee children, and a community food pantry.  While some of these ministries have run their course, others remain active and vibrant.


As a community of pioneers and contenders, Resurrection Church is constantly looking to increase its impact while holding steadfastly to God and His Word.  In January of 2018, the church became a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) in order to focus more time and energy on its core mission of life transformation and outreach.  The church is also closely affiliated with Harvest Network International (HNI).