Evangelical Church - Loyal

The Rev. Conrad Bechtold, a traveling pastor affiliated with the German Evangelical Synod of North America, arrived at Kiel, Oklahoma, in 1894 to serve the Germans-speaking people of the community. The following year, the Kirche der Deutschen Evangelischen Friedens Gemeinde (Church of the German Evangelical Peace Congregation) was organized.
On 9 November 1902, the cornerstone for a church building was laid, and the new facility was dedicated 15 February 1903. This church burned down on Mother's Day, 10 May 1953, as the result of an electrical fire. A new building was constructed and dedicated in 1954.
In 1961, the congregation reorganized under the name of Peace United Church of Christ

Pastors & Priests: 

The members of Loyal Evangelical Church have been served by the following pastors:

Conrad Bechtold (1894-1895)
Rev. Detel (1895-1900)
Paul Sandrezchi (1900-?)
Leon Seaton (1995-)