Discover Our History
The first service of what is now Discovery Church was held on December 25, 1855. As the first church in St. Cloud, we have had a long and productive history of ministry. Many faithful, godly men pastored the church during its first 100 years of ministry.
The church met at various locations until selecting a site near the downtown area in the 1870s - what is now the Model College of Hair Design. In the late 1950s, the land on East Hwy 23 was miraculously provided for $1.01856. Plans were made to build a facility that was dedicated on Mother's Day of 1965. During the 1970s, a building program doubled the size of the education wing. In 1997, the exterior of the building, the church lobby, the parking lot, and the landscaping were all renovated. In 2001, as the ministry expanded, facility improvements again were made which enabled the church to minister more effectively to our growing body and the surrounding communities.
The Lord once again blessed us by providing the property for our current, new location in the greater St. Cloud area. The first Sunday in our new facility was on May 20, 2012.
As our church moves beyond 150 years of ministry, a single word sums up the story of Discovery Church – faithfulness. The faithfulness of God has been demonstrated on numerous occasions. At specific times, God has provided nothing short of a miracle. Along with God's faithfulness, the faithfulness of many incredible people has established a heritage from which the current church family benefits. Through many difficult periods of our nation's history (including wars and depressions), God's people made the sacrifices that were necessary in order for God's light to keep on shining.
As Discovery Church grows and develops, we have the assurance of God's ongoing faithfulness. We anticipate a future that is bright as we continue this tradition of faithfulness here in our community and around the world. To God be the Glory!!