Zion’s roots were planted in 1869 when the first Lutheran pastor, Rev. Nils Brandt, visited this area. This visit was followed by another from Rev. John Moses, also in 1869.
The first pastor to serve an area Lutheran congregation under call was The Rev. L.J. Markus. While serving full time in Norway Lake, Pastor Markus also took on the responsibility of serving the newly organized Immanuel Church on a schedule of quarterly visits. He served in this capacity for some two years, providing pastoral services for the membership of Immanuel, which also included persons who would become members of the yet-to-be organized Zion Church.
In 1871 the Immanuel Congregation called O. E. Solseth to become the first full time pastor. Pastor Solseth accepted this call, and began his duties here on Pentecost Sunday of 1872 serving the area until his death in June of 1908. It was during this time that the Zion church was conceived, built and dedicated. Many adjacent congregations were formed, primarily under the guidance and leadership of Pastor Solseth.
Rev. E. I. Strom was installed in February of 1909 and served until his retirement on October 5, 1941. Following the retirement of Rev. Strom, Watson Lutheran Church joined with Immanuel and Zion to form a three congregation ministry.
The Rev O.J. Skrukrud was installed as pastor on November 2, 1941 and served faithfully until his death in 1951.
Rev. Walter E. N. Wahl was installed on July 20, 1952 and served until Easter Sunday, April 1, 1956.
The Rev. Robert Boxrud became Pastor in November of 1956 until his resignation in August of 1961.
Rev. E. O. Barsness was installed on October 22, 1961 until his resignation in 1967.
Rev. Earl Hauge was installed in September of 1967 and served until his resignation in 1973.
Rev. Larry Gedde was installed in November of 1973 and served Zion until Zion was closed as a congregation in 1981.