Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in January 1896. The church members met in the Seventh Day Adventist Church on the corner of 12th and Hill (now Broadway & Mapleton). They were able to purchase this building, “the little white church,” in January 1900 for $1600. This small building was able to hold 200 people. The congregation knew it was time to search for a new home when the little white church’s capacity became regularly exceeded.