Living Waters Church was first established in Elk River as a “Satellite Congregation” of Way of the Cross Church in September of 1991. Pastor Roger and Judy Sutch were on staff at Way of the Cross in Blaine and served as Pastors over the congregation in Elk River. There were 13 families living in the Elk River area that were driving to Way of the Cross on a weekly basis. They, along with 10 families from the Blaine area who made a one year commitment, were the core group that helped begin the Way of the Cross Satellite Congregation in Elk River.
In March of 1993 the leadership of the Elk River Congregation was turned over to Bob and Marci Pullar who lived in Elk River and had been a part of the core group. Bob was an Elder of Way of the Cross Church and worked bi-vocationally while serving as the Pastor of the Elk River Congregation.
About a year later, at the recommendation of Don Pfotenhauer, founding Pastor and Apostle of Way of the Cross, it was decided that the congregation in Elk River should be released to be an autonomous church. It seemed that the vision for multiple satellite congregations did not allow for each congregation to have a leadership that could hear from the Head for its own unique needs and direction. At a special Celebration Service, on July 31, 1994 at the church in Blaine, the new Eldership was installed and Living Waters Church was birthed. At that same time Bob was set in as full-time Pastor of the new church.
On the Sunday in 1994 when church was released by Way of the Cross, Dave and Susie Weigel and their 6 children first visited Living Waters. After about a year Dave was set in as an elder. In 1999, Dave was brought on as an associate pastor under Bob. Through about a 9 month process, Dave was set in as Senior Pastor on November 25th 2007.
Throughout the years of her existence in Elk River, LWC has been impacted by revival, and continues to believe for an increased awakening for our church, city, and region. Revival, personal and corporate, is necessary for a soul or city to being awakened to the reality of a living and loving God.
We are thankful for our history with The Way of the Cross Church and value the relationship that we have. We continue to look to Don Pfotenhauer and his apostolic team for leadership as the need arises. We have experienced God’s faithfulness as we have allowed Him to “build His church.”