A Bit of Our History

Wakeshma Community Church was founded as First United Brethren in 1886 by a group of dedicated Christians who needed a place to worship.  Starting from a gift of land by two farmers – Hiram and Jerry Roe — the church stands today as a testimony of God’s grace in our community.  In 1958, after 71 years as First United Brethren, the church became independent due to a shortage of ministers and this is how we became Wakeshma Community Church.  In 1969 the original wooden church was torn down but the original bell still rings each Sunday calling people to worship! The entire church and auxiliary buildings stand as a witness to the faithfulness and love of past generations who realized we all need to know God’s salvation.