St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church has been located in Fairbank, Iowa since its beginnings as a house church in the 1850s. In the 1860s, it received the land upon which it now stands, on North 4th street. The original sanctuary, dating to 1868, still stands; however, the congregation now worships in a sanctuary originally built in 1875. The beauty of the sanctuary is a testament to God’s grace and blessings in Christ.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church has been located in Jesup, Iowa since its beginnings in the 1930s. After some years worshiping in the local school and Legion hall, Grace built its sanctuary in 1936 at the location upon which it now stands. Though modest in size, the Lord no less blesses the congregation with His pure Word and holy Sacraments.
St. John’s and Grace are both member congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. They are united together as a dual-parish in ministry and mission.