909 Marschall Road
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379
(952) 445-3562
shakopeefpc@gmail.com

Church Overview

Founded in 1855, First Presbyterian Church of Shakopee has a long history of being a church who will listen to the needs, the concerns, the sorrows and the joys of its own people and those in the community, while together praying for guidance in how we will respond to God’s will, and in how we may be “God’s hands at work.” We do rejoice that we share questions, grow in love for Christ and are being transformed together according to God’s purposes.

Historical Timeline

Samuel Pond, founder of First Presbyterian Church in Shakopee, Minnesota.
1834
Samuel Pond and his brother, Gideon Pond, arrived in Minnesota as independent missionaries.
1847
Samuel Pond invited by Chief Shakopee to move near the present city, and opened a school and mission for the Dakota. A mission house was built east of Faribault Springs.
1852
The Rev. Samuel Pond began preaching to the settlers.
1855
Samuel Pond organized the First Presbyterian Church of Shakopee with six charter members.
1856
First Presbyterian Church’s first building, a log cabin, was built
1899
Ground was broken for the second church building at First and Fillmore streets. Dedication took place in February, 1900, the 45th Anniversary of the organization of the parish by Samuel Pond. The building cost about $4,000.
1905
The 50th Anniversary of Samuel Pond’s parish.
1930
Diamond Jubilee. The bell, which had been brought from the original structure at 2nd and Main, was rededicated.
1955
Centennial. The Reverend John O. Wollin was pastor.
1959
A committee was formed to plan for the new church building.
1967
The first services were held on March 26, 1967 in the new building on Easter Sunday. The new church was formally dedicated May 7th, 1967. First Presbyterian church continues to worship in this building today.
2005
The 150th Anniversary of Samuel Pond’s parish.
2008
Reverend Bev Modlin installed as pastor.
2009
Presbyterian USA recognized First Presbyterian Church for membership growth.
2010
First Presbyterian Church of Shakopee, Minnesota celebrated its 155th Anniversary.

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