History of Lebanon

1910: First meeting over a meat market at Cedar & 34th Street.

1911: Lot on 21st & 36th purchased for $500.  Basement built.

1912: Lebanon calls first pastor Rev. E.A. Lindgren

1915: Pastor C.E. Elving called as pastor

1925: Sanctuary completed

1926: Rev. Hugo Thorene called as pastor

1941: Stained glass windows installed


1952: Rev. Grant Olson called as pastor

1957: Education building completed

1958: Easter Lily cross built

1962: Joins Minnesota Synod of LCA (Lutheran Church in America)

1975: Wicks pipe organ installed

1976: Narthex & Restorations completed

1979: Rev. Rob Englund called as pastor

1988: Joins Minneapolis Synod ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

2003: Rev. Jim Gullickson called as interim pastor

2007: Rev. Russell Grigsby called as pastor


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2011: Lebanon Celebrates 100 years!

2013: Rev. Dave Rufledt called as Associate Pastor