History of Rejoice
Rejoice Lutheran Church began through the strong faith and hard work of Pastor Ken Hovland. When Pastor Hovland came to Coppell in 1989, he introduced himself to the community by going door to door and inviting people to worship. As a result, our first worship service was held at Lee Elementary School on April 22, 1990.
Over the next two years our congregation grew and new church programs and ministries were developed. In 1992, Rejoice was formally received into the ELCA, and Pastor Hovland was officially installed by Bishop Mark Herbener. With this firm foundation and continued growth, our congregation envisioned a church building. This vision became reality on April 24, 1996, when the first worship service was held at our present site.
We continue to strengthen in faith, develop new ministries and grow our membership through the past leadership of Pastor Phil Geleske and now under Pastor Ernie Hinojosa. We warmly welcome everyone to visit our congregation for worship, education, fellowship and service.