Word of Life Free Lutheran Church began as a small group Bible study in 1986. The group’s desire to join together as a church body led them to affiliate with the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations based in Plymouth MN. The first service was held on Aug. 17, 1986 and for the next several years the congregation met in various locations throughout the city.

In 1993 the church built on the south side of Mankato dedicating the building on Nov. 21, 1993.

Pastors who have been called to serve our congregation are Peter Franz, Marlyn Kruse, Paul Wigtil, and Timothy Hinrichs. We also thank God for the many interim pastors who have served the congregation over the years.