Evangelical Free Church of Mankato

An Evangelical Free Church of America church in North Mankato, MN
Evangelical Free Church of Mankato
Evangelical Free Church of Mankato
Evangelical Free Church of Mankato
Evangelical Free Church of Mankato

Who We Are

Our congregation has a vision to reach the Mankato Area for Jesus Christ, and to develop believers into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We desire to tell our growing community that God still cares and that He can make a difference in each of our lives. The task at hand is great, but so is our God. We invite you to join us in accomplishing this exciting dream.

About Us

Down to Earth, Friendly, Young families, Lots of kids, Casual, Creative

Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Addiction/Recovery, Youth Group, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education


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Plan Your Visit



354 Carol Ct
North Mankato, MN 56003

(507) 345-7451


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Our Services

What are services like?
Our services usually run for about an hour and 15 minutes and include a sermon, worship music, announcements, offering, and sometimes communion, testimonies, slideshows/videos, special music, etc.

What is the community like?
We have several opportunities to get plugged in with others such as small groups, men's and women's ministries, Sunday school for all ages, young adult ministry, youth group and children's ministries, special events, etc.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We'd love to have you come and see what we are all about and to answer any questions you may have.

Leadership View all

Roger Gilbert

Roger Gilbert

Roger Gilbert Interim Pastor Roger Gilbert is serving as the Interim Lead Pastor of Mankato Evangelical Free Church since June 2012. Roger serves our congregation with a relational leadership style and preaching that examines the claims of Scripture on our lives as believers. Roger became of follower of Jesus while in high school. He studied Computer Science and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse where he belonged to the campus ministry called The Navigators. Roger moved to Mankato to work in the software industry when he met his younger wife Karen while she was a nursing student at Minnesota State University. Karen grew up on in the 300 person southwestern Minnesota farm town of Ruthton, while Roger grew in the 85,000 person city of Racine, Wisconsin. She is the hard working farmer type servant who likes running. He is the ‘it’s-all-about-fun’ people person who likes playing soccer and hockey. The Gilberts lived in Mankato for over 20 years, and have spent 2 years as missionaries in Bogota, Colombia and most recently lived 3 years in Alberta, Canada. Roger has been in the ministry for over twelve years and is a graduate of Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Gilberts have four children, their daughter Allison who is studying nursing at George Fox University in Newberg Oregon, their oldest son and recent graduate Josh, high school freshman Bryan and 5th grader CJ. The entire family enjoys soccer, music, hiking and playing family board games. They used to have a camper, but now they just talk about camping. When Roger retires he dreams of a VW camper van and traveling to baseball games across the country. You can email Roger for conversation about E. Free, faith, news or sports at [email protected]

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