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Welcome to Water of Life’s website!

WE LOVE MEETING OUR GUESTS AND VISITORS FACE-TO-FACE BUT REALIZE THAT IN TODAY'S WORLD, MANY FIRST VISITS ARE NOT PERSONAL, SO WE ARE THRILLED THAT YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR WAY TO OUR WEBSITE.  WE HOPE YOU WILL FIND HELPFUL INFORMATION AS TO WHAT WE DO AND WHO WE ARE.

 

History of Water of Life Lutheran Church

In the early 2000's, a group of Lutheran followers of Jesus began to gather to pray, study the Scriptures, and contemplate the planting of a Lutheran congregation in Forney, Texas.  In consultation with Mission and Ministry Facilitator Paul Krentz, and supported by the congregations of Circuit 12 of the Texas District LCMS, these folks began to hold weekly worship services on Easter Sunday, 2005 in the Forney High School cafeteria.  In the early days of their life together, the people of Water of Life were especially supported by the Rev. Thomas Thierfelder and the people at Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Garland, Texas.

The Rev. James Jarrett was installed as planting pastor on June 18, 2006.  On the Festival of the Reformation, October 29, 2006, Water of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church of Forney, Texas ("WOL") chartered as a member congregation in the Texas District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod with twenty-one charter members.

After a year in the high school cafeteria followed by three years of worshipping in a chapel rented from First Baptist Church, Forney, Texas, WOL purchased land on F.M. 1641 dedicating its first building to the glory of God on June 6, 2010.  WOL remains there today.  Our congregation has grown to fill its facilities with three Sunday worship services (two in English, one in Spanish), Sunday School classes for all ages, weekly and monthly small groups, an annual Vacation Bible School program, and many other gatherings for study, fellowship, and service throughout the year.