Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church is located at 14401 Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Our history was officially chartered by the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area (PTCA) at an outdoor worship service in September 1996. But, the history of this faith community started a few years earlier, when the Presbytery discerned a need for a new church development in Dakota County. The site at 14401 Pilot Knob Road had been used as a church by another denomination prior to being put on the market. The PTCA felt this was an ideal property, in an ideal neighborhood, to develop a new Presbyterian Church. An organizing pastor was hired, a steering committee was formed, and promotional and marketing processes were set in motion to pull together the nucleus of this emerging faith community. Its first worship service occurred in November 1995. For the next 10 months, the charter members and organizing pastor worshipped together, created an organizational structure, and prayed to discern God’s will for the name and mission statement for this new faith community – culminating in its charter as Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church in September 1996. In September 2021, we celebrated our 25th anniversary.
Rev. Rob Smith was installed as our current pastor in October, 2012. This is Rev. Smith’s first calling as a church pastor; we are blessed by his compassion, inclusivity and enthusiasm!