Rock Church altar

Old Rock Church

Rock Church exterior

CR 4145, 4 miles east of Cranfills Gap

St. Olaf Lutheran Rock Church was built in 1886 from native stone by architect Andrew Mickelson and his brothers, Christian and Ole Mickelson. It originally had a dirt floor and planks laid on wooden kegs for pews. The bell was acquired in 1897.

Rock Church steeple

The church served the Norwegian settlers of this area, who were members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Norse (6 miles east). In 1902, the growth of the community necessitated separation from the Norse church, and the St. Olaf congregation was organized.

Rock Church altar

The church is currently used for Saturday services, and special occasions.

For more information, call 254-597-2738.