History 

          Alleluia is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).

          Alleluia was established as a "daughter" congregation of Bethany Lutheran Church of Kaukauna. In 1997, evangelistic outreach was focused on Wrightstown. Mentored by Bethany’s pastor, Walt Steinbach, and in partnership with the North Wisconsin District of the LCMS, Bethany renovated and rented storefront calling it the “Wrightstown Ministry Extension Center”. It was staffed with interns Dave Dukovan, Dan Iwinski, & Jeff Duncan. Long-range planning began, and hands-on volunteers blessed the efforts of this new ministry.

 

          In March of 2000, Bethany requested full-time assistance to develop the initiative in Wrightstown. Pastor Robert (Bob) Selle, the district’s Mission Facilitator, accepted the challenge of “Missionary at Large to the Wrightstown Area”. Together with his wife, Penny, he moved to the village in July 2000. Five years later, a name was chosen: “Alleluia Lutheran Church”, and Pastor Bob accepted a divine call to be the first pastor.

 

          On July 15, 2001, a Constitution and Bylaws was ratified. Formal incorporation with the State of Wisconsin under Chapter 187 followed. On October 21, 2001, Charter-Member Sunday was celebrated, and Alleluia was accepted officially as a new member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

          In 2003, a thirteen acre parcel of land was purchased in the Town of Wrightstown, with 1000 feet of frontage on Wisconsin Highway 96, located one mile east of the Wrightstown high school. On Sunday, May 13, 2007, after months of prayers, planning and preparation, ground was broken for construction of Alleluia’s new church. It was completed by Thanksgiving, and on December 2, 2007, Alleluia’s beautiful new facility was dedicated to the glory of God.

          On Sunday, June 7th , 2009 Aaron Hutton was ordained into the holy ministry, and installed as associate pastor of Alleluia Lutheran Church. Pastor Selle retired on December 31, 2009 and on January 1, 2010, Pastor Hutton was installed as Pastor of Alleluia Lutheran Church. On April 13, 2014, Alleluia broke ground on Phase II, an education wing providing classrooms, a youth room and library.  

          In May 2017, Pastor Hutton accepted a call to a new church, and Alleluia began the process of calling a new pastor. On January 21, 2018 Pastor Mark Walters was installed as the third pastor to serve Alleluia Lutheran Church.

          In 2021, Alleluia Lutheran Church will celebrate its 20-year anniversary, still committed to being “a community of celebrating Christians whose joy it is to know Jesus and make Him known”.

 

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