May 23, 2019
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Church History

History of Our Church


  • Founded: 1985
  • First Building Opened: 1991
  • Building Addition Opening: 2007

Lord of Life began as a mission expansion to the northwest side of Kenosha in 1984. Pastor Jack Ottoson served as the first Pastor/Developer. Under his faithful leadership worship began in 1985 at Bullen Middle School. This warm, family-centered, Christ-focused community grew rapidly. Right from the beginning Lord of Life answered God’s call to serve those in need in Kenosha and beyond. Outreach was, and continues to be central to the ministry.


In 1991 a church building was completed just east of the corner of Green Bay and Washington roads. This facility has been used to gather people for worship, learning and service. Lord of Life was one of the initial sites for the Shalom Center's INNS program. Through the INNS program, Lord of Life hosts people who are homeless on Sunday evenings from October through April each year.


Pastor Ottoson moved to Florida to begin a new congregation in 1996 and Pastor Jennifer Arnold was called to serve Lord of Life beginning in May of 1997. Lord of Life has continued to grow its ministry through programming, staffing, and building expansion.  Youth and children are treasured at Lord of Life and as the congregation moved ahead with its expansion, this emphasis took shape in the hiring of a youth director and the addition of dedicated youth space.  A 12,000 square foot addition was completed in April 2007. The new facility includes a 250 seat worship area, 8 classrooms, and a dedicated youth room. The entire church remains handicapped accessible.



 History of the ELCA

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed over 20 years ago. This new church was formed from three separate and well-established North American church bodies:

  • The American Lutheran Church
  • The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and
  • The Lutheran Church in America.

Beginning January 1, 1988, these churches, with shared beliefs and missions, officially formed the ELCA. Two decades later, this energized church is composed of 4.8 million members and nearly 10,500 congregations across the U.S. and Caribbean. Today, the ELCA reflects the rich and diverse heritage of the people it serves.


But to understand our heritage fully, one must trace our roots back through the mid-17th century, when early Lutherans came to America from Europe, settling in the Virgin Islands and the area that is now known as New York. Even before that, Martin Luther sought reform for the church in the 16th century, laying the framework for our beliefs.

Read about Lutheran Roots in America on the ELCA website >>


Go to our own What is the ELCA page >>

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