In October 1999, church planting couple Glenn and Sue Herschberger began a home fellowship which eventually led to worship services in their garage which led to the official launch in fall of 2000 and what we know now as Real Hope Community Church.

In 2005, Real Hope hired on its second full-time pastor in Craig Legel. Little did we know that God had a grand plan in all of that. In the summer of 2010, Pastor Glenn and Sue were called to International Church Planting in Panama and Craig became the new Lead Pastor for the beginning of a new chapter of ministry here in Lake Mills.


In 2007, Real Hope stepped out in faith and purchased 13 acres of land on the east end of town with a hope to build a ministry facility in the future. In February of 2015, we had our first meeting in our new building. We praise God that He provided this space that we now worship in and where ministry flows out from.

After 15 years, we have continued to grow into a church that is committed to loving God, loving people, and serving the world around us. Disciples are truly being made here in Lake Mills and it is our prayer that we will continue to reach out into Lake Mills and surrounding communities with a message of hope and salvation through Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us and become a part of HIStory.