In the early 1880’s, the German speaking settlers southeast of the town of George desired to have a place to worship God together. The settlers began meeting for Sunday worship services in a school house one and a half miles east of the present church. Various pastors in the area would conduct the services and in 1886 and 1887, the interested immigrants asked Rev. K. B. Weiland of Hospers, Iowa to organize a congregation.
Rev. Weiland contacted the Presbytery of Ft. Dodge. In May, 1887 a meeting was called to determine the name of the church and list the members willing to establish the new congregation. The following people were charter members: Albert Arends and his wife Volke, Jan Smid, Harm V. Behrends, Jan Blumeier, Mrs Jan Cramer, Harm Willemssen and his wife Henrietta. In the beginning, the church’s name was The First German Presbyterian Church of Lyon County, Iowa. Later the name was changed to Lyon County First Presbyterian Church. In October, 1887 the newly organized group met for the purpose of calling a minister. A new manse would also be needed.