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Prince of Peace 1980Located at 13901 Fairview Drive, according to their website:

The Prince of Peace story began in 1963. We weren’t your typical church. We moved to Burnsville when it was mostly corn fields. We started an outdoor worship service in the old Lucky Twin Drive‐In Theater. Looking to the future and changing to meet the needs of a new generation is in our DNA.

Music and the arts have always been important. We have brought new kinds of music, art and creativity into worship. Hundreds of high school kids have had their lives changed by being a part of our traveling music group. We created a family ministry program that works alongside parents to build faith in our younger generations. We have always partnered with our community, from locating our campus in the Ridges development to our current partnership with The Salvation Army to provide the largest food shelf in the south metro. We have also been blessed to partner with God to serve people in need – in our community, in the United States, and around the world in places like Tanzania and the Dominican Republic.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran ChurchMike Monroe performs at outdoor service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. May 13, 1978 Burnsville Current photo.
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Prince of Peace 1977Prince of Peace presents the musical Bible Folk. May 18, 1977 Burnsville Current photo.
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Prince of Peace 1978The exterior of Price Of Peace Lutheran Church on the Ridges Campus.
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Mary JensenMary Jensen wife of Prince of Peace pastor Andrew Jensen. August 14, 1978 Burnsville Current.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran ChurchPrince of Peace Summer Bible School - June 21, 1978 Burnsville Current.
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Prince of Peace fun nightAlicia Mejia, Melissa and Dani Lindsoe enjoy Prince of Peace fun and games night. February 1, 1978 Burnsville Current photo.
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Prince of Peace 1977Cheryl and Melissa Stakston at a Prince of Peace Craft fair. November 16, 1977 Burnsville Current.
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Prince of Peace 2017Exterior view of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
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Early years of Prince of PeaceA history of Prince of Peace appeared on their website in 2018 looking back to its founding in 1963.
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Myrtle QualleyThe first organist at Price of Peace Lutheran Church is shown in this photo.
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Prince of Peace 2017Stairway from the lower level to the Church and Chapel.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church tower 2017Located at 13901 Fairview Drive, according to their website:
The Prince of Peace story began in 1963. We weren’t your typical church. We moved to Burnsville when it was mostly corn fields. We started an outdoor worship service in the old Lucky Twin Drive‐In Theater. Looking to the future and changing to meet the needs of a new generation is in our DNA.

Music and the arts have always been important. We have brought new kinds of music, art and creativity into worship. Hundreds of high school kids have had their lives changed by being a part of our traveling music group. We created a family ministry program that works alongside parents to build faith in our younger generations. We have always partnered with our community, from locating our campus in the Ridges development to our current partnership with The Salvation Army to provide the largest food shelf in the south metro. We have also been blessed to partner with God to serve people in need – in our community, in the United States, and around the world in places like Tanzania and the Dominican Republic.
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Prince of Peace 57% growth makes pastor special February 16, 1974 MInneapolis Star Tribune reports: The pastor of a Burnsville Church which has grown from 1400 to 2200 members during his 3 1/2 years of ministry there is the only clergyman among the ten outstanding young men of Minnesota for 1974.

The Rev. Mervin Thompson, 32, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and nine others were honored....
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 50th anniversary October, 2013The church held its first service in October, 1963. The original church building at Nicollet Avenue and Burnsville Parkway is now the White Funeral Home. The first pastor was Gerald Allen. In 1972 the church inaugurated outdoor services at the old LUCKY TWIN drive-in theatre. In 1976 the church moved to a newly built sanctuary on the Ridges Campus, which they still use today.
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Prince of Peace expansion 2018Prince of Peace website provides this update: We’ve witnessed tons of dirt removed to create new basement space and the new 23,000 square foot addition on the east side of the Worship Center building. Basement footings and walls began mid-September along with the plumbing and electrical rough-ins for the basement. In October the drain tile was installed, basement slab was set and basement steel and precast have begun. The new elevator shaft has been placed for the oversized elevator that will accommodate up to six wheel chairs.

The interior of the former child care area and Community Room has been completely cleared, and some mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems have been removed to make way for new systems in completely redesigned space. This building section had a new roof installed in October. Some steel has been removed from this area, and new steel was delivered for the final demolition to be completed at the former “Door B” entrance.

Our construction project remains very close to schedule! We’re projecting the new addition to be enclosed by the end of January, when extensive interior work can begin. Anticipated final completion is Labor Day 2019.
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Prince of Peace expansion 2018Prince of Peace website 2018 provides this update: We’ve witnessed tons of dirt removed to create new basement space and the new 23,000 square foot addition on the east side of the Worship Center building. Basement footings and walls began mid-September along with the plumbing and electrical rough-ins for the basement. In October the drain tile was installed, basement slab was set and basement steel and precast have begun. The new elevator shaft has been placed for the oversized elevator that will accommodate up to six wheel chairs.

The interior of the former child care area and Community Room has been completely cleared, and some mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems have been removed to make way for new systems in completely redesigned space. This building section had a new roof installed in October. Some steel has been removed from this area, and new steel was delivered for the final demolition to be completed at the former “Door B” entrance.

Our construction project remains very close to schedule! We’re projecting the new addition to be enclosed by the end of January, when extensive interior work can begin. Anticipated final completion is Labor Day 2019.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 2017According to their website:

The Prince of Peace story began in 1963. We weren’t your typical church. We moved to Burnsville when it was mostly corn fields. We started an outdoor worship service in the old Lucky Twin Drive‐In Theater. Looking to the future and changing to meet the needs of a new generation is in our DNA.

Music and the arts have always been important. We have brought new kinds of music, art and creativity into worship. Hundreds of high school kids have had their lives changed by being a part of our traveling music group. We created a family ministry program that works alongside parents to build faith in our younger generations. We have always partnered with our community, from locating our campus in the Ridges development to our current partnership with The Salvation Army to provide the largest food shelf in the south metro. We have also been blessed to partner with God to serve people in need – in our community, in the United States, and around the world in places like Tanzania and the Dominican Republic.
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A history of Prince of Peace 1976Written by Ruth Mary Head, the history and photos of the church from 1963 - 1976.
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Prince of Peace one year anniversary 1965January 1964 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church formerly organized.
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Prince of Peace 2017The Main sanctuary of the Church. The church is located at 13901 Fairview Drive, with offices in another building on the campus.
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Prince of Peace 2017Close up of Altar and music area of church.
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Prince of Peace 2017Lower level entry to the Church located on the Ridges campus.
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Prince of Peace 2017An outdoor sign in the lower parking lot directs people to the church and offices.
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Prince of Peace dedicates addition 1983October 9, 1983 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church dedicated a 16,000 square foot addition, according to then pastor Mervin Thompson. Church parking was doubled as part of the project. The congregation was at 4200 members in 1983.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran ChurchA newspaper clipping shows the Prince of Peace outdoor services at the Lucky Twin Drive-in, some 50 years ago.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Chapel 2017The church is located at 13901 Fairview Drive, with offices in another building on the campus. This chapel is located in that office building.
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Chapel 2017The church is located at 13901 Fairview Drive, with offices in another building on the campus. This chapel is located in that office building.
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Prince of Peace opens dental clinic 2014The Burnsville Sun/Thisweek news April 30, 2014 reports that Prince of Peace Dental Clinic opened its doors April 1, 2014 to low-income residents of Burnsville and neighboring communities. The 420 square foot clinic is located within the Mission Outpost complex at the church. It is a shared effort of Price of Peace, the Patterson Foundation, Patterson Dental and other dental organizations and professionals.
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Prince of Peace services signed for hearing impaired Feb. 4, 1985Each Sunday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the 10 a.m. service is interpreted for the hearing impaired by Jill Weldin.
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