---Welcome!

 

 

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

 
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 

 
 
  

---Ministries

Childrens-Ministry

Children

To raise up a faithful generation by using God’s Word to make disciples of children, equip parents to shepherd and encourage children to delight in God’s glory.
 

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Youth 

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

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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”.  
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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

 
 

Vacation Bible School

 
 July 22nd-26th   Register for VBS
 6-8:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Youth Group @ Karja’s

 
 July 28th
 2-7pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

AWANA Begins!

 
 September 12th
 6:30-8pm
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

GOD AT WORK STORIES

 

By Liz Knese  – My New Journey-Blessed Findings

It all started when my lovely and precious mother in-law gave me a DNA test kit through Ancestry.com this past Christmas. I thought…cool, I’ll find out what my blood line is. I really didn’t think much else would come from it, but God had other plans. Not only did I find out about my blood line, but I also found that I had a first cousin (male).  Ancestry said they were 100% sure of this.

As some of you know, I was adopted from an orphanage in Vietnam. I grew up here in Minnesota with my adoptive family, which I love dearly. Because I feared rejection, it was hard for me to make the decision to contact my new cousin.  I wondered if I would be opening up a can of worms, and I had the fear of, “Am I ready for this?” However, these fears are not from the Lord.

Eventually, God urged me to contact this new cousin of mine. I wrote a brief letter explaining who I was and asked if he would be interested in pursuing a relationship. I left the ball in his court. I felt that my Vietnamese family might be shocked if I contacted them, in more ways than one.

I received a response from my cousin right away stating that he would love to help me!  I am so grateful for all the information he gave me and his determination to help.  In May 2018 his mother sent in her DNA test.  Through this test we learned that my new cousin’s mother and I were a family match. My new cousin is actually my half-nephew and his mother is my half-sister.  On her side of the family there are a total of 12 children!  Adding me to the family makes 12.5!! 

KEEP READING…

 

 
 
 
 

 

Annandale Evangelical Free Church has been serving and preaching Christ to the Annandale, MN area since it first began in 1915, over 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!