Our History


Cedar Creek Church was born in the hearts of four area families who had a vision for a new kind of outreach in the community for sharing the love of Jesus. The group that started our church initially began praying about the idea in the fall of 1992 and began meeting for prayer and Bible study in February of 1994.  They continued meeting for Bible study, did demographic studies and began to seriously consider calling a pastor in the spring of 1996. This involved putting together a call committee, which included the four Hayfield families, two people from Bethel church in Owatonna and one from Elim Baptist (now Oasis) church in Rochester. In November of 1997, the first worship service (at that time called Hayfield Community Church) was held in a home and one month later at the Hayfield school. Paul Heppner was then called to be the pastor of this new church in April of 1998. During the next nine months, the church met privately to restart, cast vision, choose the name Cedar Creek Church and then hold two preview services at the School in late 1998. Our first public service for Cedar Creek Church was officially held on January 24, 1999 in the Hayfield High School. We continued services there the next eight years until a donated former bank building was renovated into our new home. Our first worship service was held in our present building in February of 2007 with a grand opening celebration in March of 2007. Shortly after this milestone event, Pastor Heppner announced his resignation to start a new church in Faribault, MN. In February of 2008, we called Aaron de Neui as our new pastor. Pastor Aaron moved with his family to Hayfield and began ministry in March of 2008.
From the beginning, the vision for a new work in Hayfield included doing church non traditionally, with an emphasis on Biblical practical teaching, outreach to youth, contemporary worship, and relevant small groups.  
That vision born in the early 90's and recast in the later 90's is still our vision today. We're different. From meeting in a former bank building, to informal contemporary worship, and more, we believe God has and will continue to use our distinctives to "inspire people to follow Jesus for His pleasure!
Sunday morning service 10:00 AM

Cedar Creek Church
30 East Main Street
PO Box 224
Hayfield, MN 55940
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