About Us

Mission of the Goessel Church

The purpose of the Goessel Church is to “Develop Fully Committed Followers to the Lord Jesus Christ” who is the gospel {good news} of the living God.

This purpose is made a reality by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, realizing the Father’s great love for us.  The Bible clearly states the God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the Cross for our salvation {John 3:14-16}.

This great salvation is God’s gift to all and is experienced by any who will accept this salvation {Eph. 2:8-9} through Jesus Christ. 

Therefore, we at the Goessel Church seek to grow in and live in the greatness of this salvation and to share it with all who will listen {Acts 1:8}.  And those who will receive God’s {free} gift offered to them through Jesus Christ, our intent is to instruct them in all the ways of God and His love for us, that they too can live in all the greatness of this salvation and share it with others {Mt. 28:18-20}. 

Who Are We and What Do We Believe

The Goessel Church was founded in 1919 as the Goessel Mennonite Church, as part of a strong Mennonite community in the Goessel area.  The congregation held its first business meeting in June 1919 to discuss the building of a place to worship.  For more than 100 years, this congregation was a part of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church which is now the Mennonite Church USA.  The congregation withdrew from the conference and denomination in May 2021 and removed Mennonite from the name.

Goessel Church members base their beliefs on the Holy Bible, God’s Word.  It doesn’t matter which version or translation of the Bible one prefers (KJV, NASB, NKJV, NIV, ESV or most any other standard translation), the Salvation Story is the account of God, who after creating a sinless humanity, seeks to redeem this fallen humanity {John 3:16}. As the redeemed of the Lord Jesus Christ, we {His church} are first and foremost worshipers of the Almighty God.  The scriptures that state this are too numerous to list, but Ps. 22:27 says:

27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.”

John 3:16 helps us understand why:

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Goessel Church

The Goessel Church is located in the small, rural community of Goessel, Kansas. We are a growing and dynamic church of Jesus Christ where people love each other. If you are looking for a church home where the gospel is preached and the Bible is honored as God’s inspired Word, we invite you to make Goessel Church your home.




Emmie and her husband, Darcey, live south of Goessel and enjoy country living. They have 2 grown sons; Corey and his wife, Eva, live in Wichita. Nicolas and his wife, Jennifer, live in Beatrice, Nebraska. Spending time with family is important to Emmie. In her spare time she loves being outside in the flower gardens and dabbles in vegetable gardening. She and Darcey both are vintage souls and enjoy hunting for treasures and selling items in their booths and flea markets. Being a part of Goessel Church has been very rewarding and has drawn us into a deeper relationship with God.

Taylor Wedel


Taylor moved with her husband Chad to the Wedel family farm 2018. They have two children, Carter and Aspyn. She currently serves as the Goessel Church treasurer. Taylor is excited for the growth and development of the church and desires to have the community come together as a whole.

Bryce Woelk


Bryce and Kathy are semi-retired. Kathy works for Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy and Bryce works for Pryor Electric. At the church, Bryce and Kathy do the janitorial work and mowing. In their spare time, they raise and show registered Watusi and Texas longhorn cattle under the farm name of Dusty Acres Ranch.


Jaynette Miller


“I grew up in the Mennonite Church as a pastor’s daughter. I accepted Christ at the age of 12 and came to understand the leading of the Holy Spirit age 18. I have been a member of Goessel Church since 2007*, and I am currently serving in leadership and am enjoying watching our Holy God work in the congregation and my own life.”

Marlo Duerksen


“I grew up in the Goessel community and have served on the leadership team for since 2019*.  I am committed to the growth and development of the Goessel Church in the Great Mission given the church.”

Les Wedel


“This church is where I grew up and learned to know Jesus, accepting Him as my Savior. I have held leadership roles here all my adult life. It is my desire for the church to flourish.”

Brad Penner


“I accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord my sophomore year in high school. I have served the Goessel Church as pastor since 2012. God’s love for His church inspires and encourages me in my ministry here.”