We have a long history in Crandon (starting meetings in the 1930’s). It didn’t take very long till a group of believers began meeting above a tailor shop. The church grew and moved to “Woodman Hall” by the late 30’s and by the early 40’s made plans to build a church building. They found out about a building that was being torn down in Crystal Falls, Michigan and they bought it for $650. They brought the materials to Crandon and erected the building in 1945.
Someone would go to the church early on Sunday morning to fire up the little wood stove so the building would be warm for services. The church was incorporated under the name, “Church of God of Crandon.” The church continued to prosper and decided to change the name of the church to “Praise Chapel Church of God” around
1960. In the 70’s the church wanted to be more community oriented and changed the name, once more, to “Praise Chapel Community Church” becoming an independent church with no denominational affiliation. To this day, we are known as “Praise Chapel” in the community.
Our service is about one hour and 15 minutes long. We sing a mix of contemporary songs and traditional hymns. The pastor preaches from the Bible and encourages everyone to look up the Scriptures for themselves – giving page numbers for the pew Bible so people can find the references easily. We encourage you to bring your own Bible, if you have one, so that you become more comfortable using it when you are away from Sunday service as well.
January of 2017, Franz Gerber was hired as an Associate Pastor and then transitioned to the Lead Pastor in January of 2019. Pastor Franz’s style is expository preaching, going verse by verse through a book of the Bible and on occasion doing a topical series.
All are welcome – come as you are!