This congregation started out as Soul’s Harbor in downtown Minneapolis.

From the church’s website:

Early in 1946, Rev. Gordy and Irene Peterson conducted an evangelistic meeting for a small group who were meeting in what formerly been a Jewish synagogue.  This lead first  to a six week revival and then later to a call from the Lord to establish a work in Minneapolis.  The first service on a cold Sunday morning early in February 1946 found 16 in Sunday School and 9 in the morning worship service: not very encouraging for a young preacher and his wife, but they reckoned, “With God all things are possible.”  With these few friends and their faith in God’s Word, Reverend Peterson made arrangements with the owner of the building to buy it.  He had no money, so with three mortgages on the property, Calvary Temple was launched.  In the spring of 1946 Peterson did radio broadcast for 15 minutes every Friday morning and soon became every day, titled  “A man with a Message.”  In 1950 a bold and daring step of faith was taken by the church. They took the gospel to the television field, as a result Calvary Temple became known as Souls Harbor.

Soul’s Harbor moved to 9500 Minnetonka Blvd. in about 1984.


2014 Photo from Church’s website