History

Our Story at Faith

History

Our Story at Faith

We have a rich history at Faith Lutheran Church. A small part of our history can be found in the bricks and mortar of our buildings over the years, in the passion of the pastors we have been blessed with, and in watching our Faith family grow. But since Faith’s beginning in 1945, our DNA hasn’t changed. Faith is – and always has been – a community of people on mission together who are all in need of a Savior – Jesus Christ.

We believe the past is important, but looking forward is equally important. We look forward with Faith - in faith. We look forward to the opportunities God puts in front of our Faith family, as we strive to be disciples who make disciples, by connecting people to the extraordinary life found in Jesus wherever we live, work, and play.

November 12, 1945

Faith Lutheran Church began when several Lutheran families started a Lutheran congregation in the Oakville area. For some months, the group met in homes, and selected the name Faith for their congregation.

House Where Original Congregation Met

April 16, 1947

The congregation purchased an Army chapel located at Jefferson Barracks to use as their place of worship. They transported it to 5911 Telegraph Rd.

Army Chapel

1985

The large cross in the parking lot, south of the sanctuary, was erected. It was created from support beams saved from the first chapel.

Large Cross Erected 1985

June 10, 1990

Pastor John Brunette became Faith Lutheran Church's fifth Lead Pastor.

Pastor John Brunette

February 21, 1999

Groundbreaking occurred at Faith - Oakville's current property- 6101 Telegraph Road.

Faith ground-breaking 1999

September 2000

The first worship service was held at Faith Lutheran Church - Oakville.

Oakville Building

May 18, 2007

Faith Lutheran Church - Oakville dedicated a new Student Center - “the Hangar”. It holds weekly activities while providing a fun space for youth ministry.

The Hangar Dedication

2008

Faith Lutheran Church launched Faith - Columbia in Illinois and began meeting at Columbia Middle School.

Faith - Columbia congregation

2014

Pastor Jon Palmer became campus pastor at Faith Lutheran Church - Columbia.

October 25, 2015

Faith - Columbia celebrated their Grand Opening.

Columbia Grand Opening

June 10, 2015

Pastor John Brunette celebrated 25 years at Faith Lutheran Church - Oakville.

Pastor Brunette

June 26, 2016

Pastor Chris Sommer joined Faith Lutheran Church - Oakville as Executive Pastor.

Pastor Sommer