May 30 Dr. Steve Torgerson – Steve served as a missionary to China, and lived in Asia for 37 years. Steve and his wife Merrilee currently live in Fairmont, MN, serving as interim Pastor here at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church
June 6 Dr. Steve Torgerson
June 13 (Food Truck) Terry Francis – During high school, Terry was an All-American football player in the state of Texas. Terry currently lives in Minnesota with his wife, Roxanne. He is the Men’s Program Director for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
June 20 (Food Truck) John Morris – John and his wife Kathy served as Pastor in East Chain and Ceylon, MN in 1985-1988. He began his military career as a Chaplain in 1984. His military decorations include a Bronze Star medal. John was most recently mobilized in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003) and remains in active duty.
June 27 (Food Truck) Terry Baxter – Terry is currently serving as a Congressman in the Iowa State Legislature. Terry is Co-Founder of “GoServ Global”. He is passionate about the Gospel, and lives in Garner, Iowa, with his wife Debby.
July 4 Dr. Steve Torgerson
July 11 (Food Truck) Victor Branitski – Victor was born in Kiev, Ukraine, into a Communist Military family. He fell in love with and married Lilli, his American sweetheart, and fell love with Jesus, his Savior, after moving to America. Victor’s ministry has included preaching internationally with more than 70 trips to his native Ukraine.
July 18 (Food Truck) Byron Emmert – For more than 40 years, Byron has been in full time ministry. He has served in leadership with Youth for Christ/USA, and Eagle Brook Church in the Twin Cities. Byron is known worldwide for his preaching, teaching and consulting with various missions and ministries.
July 25 Dr. Steve Torgerson
August 1 (Food Truck) Dr. Steve Torgerson
August 8 (Food Truck) Kurt Ploeger – Kurt was a standout athlete in high school and college and was drafted in 1985 by the Dallas Cowboys. He played Defensive End for the Cowboys, Packers, Bills and the Minnesota Vikings (1985-1987) After a career ending injury, Kurt attended Seminary and is currently a Pastor in Byron, MN.
August 15 Terry Baxter
August 22 Community Worship Service at the Martin County Fair