Ascension Lutheran Church of Pratt formed when a dedicated group of approximately 30 individuals started attending the Ascension Lutheran Church of Wichita. For two years we took the drive to Wichita on Sundays and Wednesdays for church and midweek. Rev. Dr. Michael Bingenheimer and Rev. Scott Goltl of Ascension saw the commitment and need for services in our community. and came to Pratt on Sunday evenings to lead worship once a month. Our group continued to grow and as we reached 60 they came twice a month to preach and join in fellowship at the Pratt Area 4-H Center, and then at the All Saints Episcopal Church!
After many prayers and a lot of hard work, 2017 was a big year for our congregation. We called Pastor Dan Chrismer to lead us on this mission of God, and we became an official congregation of LCMS. We moved from the Episcopal Church to The Barron Theater in Pratt and in 2019 moved to our permanent church home at 502 East Second Street. Rev. Chrismer served this congregation until 2021, and we now look forward to calling a new pastor to lead our mission plant church.