House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Houston in Space Center Blvd organized on May 21, 1965, Pastor Youngdahl sent this congratulatory telegram to his friend, the organizing Pastor, Robert Engstrom. This pastor Youngdahl was not the pastor who we installed today, or his father Steve Who told the story in his sermon today, but rather Eric’s grandfather Ruben.

Eric Youngdahl and his father Steve.

It gets better. House of Prayer Houston was Eric Youngdahl’s first call. He served 2002-2006 as associate pastor with Marcus Otterstad.

Today was a festive celebration.