Our Story

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No matter who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, Prairie Lakes Church Cedar Rapids Campus welcomes you. You can find God here, and we exist to help you take steps in your relationship with Jesus.

The Cedar Rapids Campus was established after months of prayerful consideration by PLC leaders, when in November 2016 members enthusiastically approved the acquisition of Edgewood Community Church. In December, nearly sixty people attended an informational meeting to learn more about the new campus. The group included 20 members of Edgewood Community Church, several Cedar Rapids residents who attend services at the Cedar Falls Campus and PLC families who had moved to the Cedar Rapids area. “We expected people at the meeting who were curious,” PLC Senior Pastor John Fuller said. “God sent people who are committed.”

Worship services are 10:30 each Sunday. Our services are video-based for both worship and teaching. As we grow, additional ministries will be offered including increased children’s programming and live worship.

Chris Bowden serves as our Cedar Rapids Campus Pastor. He hosts the service on Sunday and is available to meet afterwards. Later in the week, he spends a day in Cedar Rapids for appointments, meetings and will eventually coordinate classes. In addition to his responsibilities in Cedar Rapids, Chris provides leadership to our connection efforts, helping people at all PLC campuses become more involved. Chris has served as a Ministry Resident at our Cedar Falls campus since the summer of 2015 and is enrolled in seminary.

A presence in the Cedar Rapids community since 1938, members of Edgewood Community Church decided to align themselves with another church in their conference and approached PLC in 2016. PLC also has campuses in Cedar Falls, Fort Dodge, Grinnell, New Hampton and Osage.

We’d love to hear from you and get to know you! To request more information about our Cedar Rapids Campus, email plccedarrapids@prairielakeschurch.org.