432 11th Ave. S.E.

Forest Lake, MN 55025

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About us

Mission Statement

Living for God’s Glory!

Bringing people to Jesus and mobilizing for maturity ministry & missions to the Glory of God!



Our Identity

Grace Church of Forest Lake is a community journeying from exploring Biblical truth to following Christ authentically, reaching out to others, and glorifying God.




To exalt Him as Savior and Lord.  Its all about Jesus.  It’s really that simple, and our love for Him compels us to tell others about His great love and mercy for all mankind.



Our Focus 

Is for the Holy Spirit to bring about His divine ordering of all we do.  Opening up the truth of glorious intimacy with Jesus Christ the Lord. Molding us into a caring, devoted family with a burden for lost souls.  Training and equipping the Body of Christ to make disciples for our Lord Jesus Christ

our Staff:
Pastor Phil Petersen: Grace Interim Pastor

Pastor Phil is filling the role of Interim Pastor as Grace Church goes through the transition of seeking a new pastor.  Pastor Phil is not only a wonderful teacher of the Word but he is a Professor of the Pastoral Leadership Department at Crown College.  Pastor Phil and his wife live in St Bonifacius, MN.

Donna Pfingsten


Fran Christianson

Ministry Assistant

Pastor John Tenjack

After nearly 25 years at Grace; Pastor John Tenjack has retired. Though we miss Pastor John we are excited to see who God brings in to lead our flock. Grace is now on the hunt for a new lead pastor. The C&MA and the Grace Church board are currently looking for an interim pastor. We still encourage people to come and visit and get to know us. Our congregation is a loving family that would love to welcome you in. 


A Pastor of Forest Lake - Article about Pastor John in the FL Times: https://www.hometownsource.com/forest_lake_times/a-pastor-to-forest-lake/article_5871cbf6-0a65-11e9-8cee-3301ef95bd6b.html