6/29/2020 10:27:00 AM Langseth is lead pastor, Grams pastor emeritus at Grace
Andrew Langseth, a 2002 graduate of Stewartville High School, right, is the new lead pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church. Dr. John Grams, left, who has served as the church’s lead pastor for 25 years, will now be the church’s “pastor emeritus.”
Andrew Langseth grew up in Stewartville, in a Christian home. He believed that because his parents and family were Christian, he was "in," so to speak. "I had the faulty view that, 'If I don't do anything too bad, I'm still a Christian,' " he said. "I spent my high school years and my first few years of college pursuing sin and the ways of the world rather than a relationship with my Creator, a warning sign that God wasn't the master of my life." In his fourth year of college, married to his wife, Claire, he transferred to the Twin Cities to finish his teaching degree. By God's grace, he says, a few of his college friends asked him to be part of their Bible study. Those friends had a profound influence on him... For more on this story pick up your copy of the June 30 Stewartville STAR.