Our Story


Sturgis Evangelical Church was founded in 1977 after several members of Lima Church near Howe, Indiana started having disagreements with other members regarding who should be Pastoring their church. Several members including then Pastor,  Darrell Baum, decided to split from Lima Church which was associated with the United Methodist denomination.

On August 24, 1977, Sturgis Evangelical Church was formed and voted to join the Evangelical Church of North America denomination. During this time, they had services in the basement of the Sturges Young Auditorium and later progressed into having their own building with the purchase of 4 acres of land on the Southwest corner of Fawn River Rd and S. Lakeview. The ground breaking ceremony took place on March 1, 1981.

On June 6, 1982, the church was dedicated by General Superintendent Dr. V.A. Ballentyne and Regional Conference Superintendent, Rev. Max Morgan.

After over 30 years in the Sturgis community and several remodels later, we are still located on Fawn River Road and continue to grow with over 100 people actively in attendance for our Sunday Morning worship. We look forward to continuing to be a presence  in the community and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Our Future....

The congregation of Sturgis Evangelical Church continues to grow and also seeks to engage with our Community in spreading the Hope of Jesus Christ.

We  continue to spread the Gospel by helping to plant a Home Church, located in Angola, IN which is led by Pastor Mitch Hile. The home church movement is strong and we seek provide direct support to help with it's growth. 
All are welcome, we look forward to seeing you!