While ministering as the pastor of Berlin Baptist Church in Berlin, Wisconsin, Pastor Leon Leeds was burdened to extend his church’s gospel outreach to another town about 50 miles from Waupaca. Pastor Leeds, along with some men from the church, surveyed two potential cities. After much prayer, the city of Kaukauna was chosen. God cemented in the heart of Evangelist Charles Curtis that he should become the missionary pastor of this new church along with a young man just out of Bible college and one year of seminary, Pastor Jim Grosse. On December 13, 1981, the first service was held at Fourth Street and Main Avenue in Kaukauna.

Original Church

Original building

For the next two years, the church participated in a strong door-to-door ministry, attracting people to its services by the teachings of the Bible. In 1989, a two-acre parcel of land was secured; and building plans were begun. A groundbreaking service was held on May 28, 1989, for the first building owned by the congregation. For the next eight years, the congregation continued to grow, necessitating a 4,400 square foot addition. This was completed in 2000. God has blessed throughout the years by sending us many wonderful people. We invite you to rejoice with us in praise to the Lord for all the great things He has done!