ValleyView Baptist Church History
"Shakopee Baptist Church" began as a church plant of the Minnesota LaCrosse Association of NAB Churches with our ‘Mother Church’ being Faith Baptist in Minneapolis. The North Dakota Association was also very instrumental in helping start the church and helped finance the parsonage. Bible Studies began in 1973 and were held in the parsonage with Worship Services held in the Community Room of the First National Bank Building. Groundbreaking for our current facility was held in April of 1980 with the first service in the new building in September of 1980 with the dedication in October, 1980. The address for the church corresponds with the year the church was constructed! The name of the church was changed to ValleyView Baptist Church in 1993.
The Pastors who have served are:
Rev. R. C. Stading, 1973 – 1978.
Rev. John Fraser, 1978 – 1986
Rev. Robert Lang, 1986 – 1991
Rev. John Laeger, 1992 – 1998
Rev. Etan Pelzer, Interim Pastor, 1998 – 2000
Timothy Voigt, 2000 – 2008
Dr. Dennis Ingolfsland, 2008 – 2016
Dr. Ronald Groschel, 2016 – present