In April 1943, the “Wayside Chapel” started on Nicollet Avenue as the first expression of Wooddale Church. Since then Wooddale has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives with the Good News of Jesus Christ both locally and globally.

In 2023 Wooddale Church celebrated its 80th Anniversary. This was an opportunity to thank God for all He’s done over the years, recognize those whose service has impacted countless lives and to look forward to what God has planned for the years ahead.

To view a full timeline of Wooddale’s history.


Senior Pastors

John D. Lundberg (1949-1955)
Paul Thompson (1956-1957)
Peter Unruh (1957-1976)
Leith Anderson (1977-2011)
Dale Hummel (2013 – present)

Daughter Churches

The Wooddale family includes ten daughter churches, and even granddaughter churches in several cases.

Bridgewood Church (Savage, MN)

City Church (Minneapolis, MN)

Northwood Church (Maple Grove, MN)

Oakwood Church (Waconia, MN)

Resonate Community Church (Shakopee, MN)

Timberwood Church (Nisswa, MN)

Westwood Community Church (Chanhassen, MN)

Woodcrest Church (Eagan, MN)

Woodridge Church (Medina, MN)

Miracle City Church (Minneapolis, MN)


Our passion to start new churches locally and globally continues as we expand our multisite and microsite model.

Edina Campus

The Avenue Campus