We are delighted that God has led you here.

We are a community of believers who desire above all else to honor and love the Lord Jesus Christ, who died that we might receive forgiveness and salvation. Our desire to spread this Good News is summed up in our vision statement:
To Raise Up a Faithful Generation with a Heart for God’s Truth, a Desire for God’s Purity, and a Zeal for God’s Way.
Service Times: 8:30am & 11:00am
Sunday School for all ages: 9:45am


Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.  Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.  Alpha is run all around the globe and here at our church.  Alpha is an 11 week course and is offered in the spring and fall.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for people with all kinds of hurts, habits and hang-ups.  It has been successful at introducing people to a relationship with Jesus Christ, and has helped thousands of people become healthy, whole and passionate followers of Jesus.  Celebrate Recovery meets here every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm.

Center for Biblical Studies


Center for Biblical Studies offers classes in subjects such as hermeneutics, Bible surveys and theology.  We welcome men, women and serious young people who want to go deep in their study of the Word of God.  It will be geared to the level of mature believers who have a desire to be well-grounded to better minister in the church and the world of today.  Classes are offered twice/year.


--- Our Senior Pastor


“Our heart & soul is to connect people with the living God.”

Pastor Denny Johnson, born in 1958, was raised in central Minnesota south of the little town of Motley. His family attended the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church during his formative years.
He graduated from Motley High School in 1976, from Brainerd Community College in 1978, and from Bethel College in Arden Hills in 1980, where he majored in Political Science.
After a bid for state representative in his home district in central Minnesota fell short he entered seminary, graduating from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois in 1983.
He served as pastor of the Burns Evangelical Free Church near Elk River Minnesota from 1983 to 1992. In August of 1992 he accepted a call from the Annandale Free Church where he has served since.
Pastor Denny and his wife Sue have 4 grown daughters: Bethany, Anna, Carrie, and Kelly.
Pastor Denny Johnson



--- Associate Pastor 





Children’s Ministry exists to raise up a Gospel-centered generation of children who will passionately pursue the supremacy of Christ in all things.  



Raising up a generation of young men and women with a zeal for Christ alone. 


Life Groups

Life Groups exist to bring glory to God by making disciples through Gospel-centered community in an effort to “Raise Up a Faithful Generation”.  
Women’s MInistry’s purpose is to raise up a generation of women who know, love, and serve God. and seek to make him known, as they seek God’s truth, desire God’s purity, and have a zeal for God’s way.
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The Men’s Ministry exists to train and equip men so that they may know nothing but Christ and Him crucified, giving all glory to the Lord and enjoying Him forever.
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So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me. until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those who come.
Psalm 71:18


---Upcoming Events


Women’s Spring Event

 March 3rd 2018



Good Friday Service

 March 30th 2018



Missions Easter Breakfast

 April 1st 2018



By Roger Fobbe

When we are on the wrong road, it can take trauma and pain to get on the right path. This can happen on the road to Damascus (see Paul’s story in Acts), and even on the roads around Buffalo!  The result can become a life of discipleship.

I was raised in a good Catholic home with a lot of love.  My dad was killed when I was eleven.  My mom was six months pregnant with my sister.  My sister never got to see her dad.

Three years later my brother died at the age of fourteen.  I was so angry at God, asking him why did you take my brother when just a couple of years before you took my dad?

After graduating from high school, I got a job at the Maple Lake lumber yard and from there I went to work at the veneer plant in Buffalo.  I was there until I got drafted into the service.

After one year in the States I was sent to Vietnam.  I landed down south and stayed there for about three months until they sent me up to the D.M.Z.  While I was at the D.M.Z., my unit got sent to a place called the rock pile.  We were there for a couple of months until they sent us back to the home base.  I can’t remember how long we were gone from the rock pile, but the unit that replaced us got overrun and everyone there was killed.  The Lord had spared me by moving my unit to a different location.







Are You Limping?
by Pastor Jeff Droogsma


Declare Jesus – Things Happen

by Pastor Jeff Droogsma

Real Acceptance

by Pastor Denny Johnson



Annandale Evangelical Free Church has been serving and preaching Christ to the Annandale, MN area since it first began in 1915, nearly 100 years ago.  Built on the solid foundation of the Gospel, our mission is to raise up a faithful generation, with a heart for God’s truth, a desire for God’s purity, and a zeal for God’s way.  We’d love to get to know you and welcome you into our community of disciples of Christ.  Browse our website to learn more about us, and stop by to visit us any time!