The name Beautiful Savior was chosen in 1971 when Pastor Warren Widmann established an unorganized mission and the men of the congregation began work on a constitution. On November 26, 1972 a constitution was adopted and we became an organized congregation. The land also was purchased for our church and parsonage.
Looking back, Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church members give thanks for the miraculous blessings from the Lord, our God, and Savior. We find that the children of God at this place were and still are recipients of many good things through God's divine love and protection.
"The mission spirit of the people and their high regard for the truth and purity of God's Word" is what stands today, as it did when Pastor Mark Hannemann first arrived in 1973. The congregation of 28 communicant members met in the band room at the middle school on Highland Avenue for Sunday worship. In the next two years the Lord blessed the congregation with an increase of members, so the Mission Board granted them the funds to build their own building.
The building project again showed how much the Lord Jesus meant to the people. They gave of their time and talents in planning the church and parsonage buildings. They also made large financial commitments needed to meet the mortgage payments and did some of the work themselves. On November 7, 1976 by God's grace, the new church building was dedicated and the parsonage soon after.
On April 12, 1978 Pastor Hannemannn and his family left to shepherd a congregation in Michigan. We placed a call to the seminary. The Lord sent Duane Vanselow and his wife Jan. He was ordained and installed July 16, 1978 as our pastor. After 37 years of serving the congregation of Beautiful Savior Pastor Vanselow retired January 31, 2016.
On August 7, 2016 Pastor Luke Tembreull accepted the call to serve as pastor of Beautiful Savior. Pastor Tembreull moved from Two Rivers, WI, where he served as pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was installed as pastor of Beautiful Savior on September 18, 2016, looking forward to all the opportunities for the gospel here in Corvallis.
After 46 years of God's grace Beautiful Savior has been an act of faith from the beginning trusting God will provided the way.
The Congregation invites you to join us as we gather to worship Him in song and praise beneath the arches in the Sanctuary. Come and hear about God's ultimate gift of love for you, our "Beautiful Savior".