We believe that the Bible is the inherent word of God.


The mission of every church should be the one from Jesus in Matt 28:19,20 and Acts 1:8 which says, to make disciples, starting in Jerusalem, then moving out to Judea, Samaria and the World. Our Mission statement, based on those Scriptures, communicates how we intend to make disciples of our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the world. Our mission is To inspire people to follow Jesus, by embracing them to know, encouraging them to grow and equipping them to go.


Pastor Barry Durkee joined Cedar Creek Church in September, 2020.  Born in Kansas, he most recently served as a Pastor in Karlstad, MN along with his wife of 35 years, Jenn.  Barry enjoys disc golfing, refing high school sports, holding his grandson and custard filled Bismarck’s.

Our Administrative Assistant, Gina Moser, grew up in rural Minnesota. She has attended Cedar Creek Church since 1999 and has worked for the church for since November of 2004. Gina and her husband enjoy living on a small farm. She is married to Dan and they have three adult children (and 3 grandchildren).


Cedar Creek Church was born in the hearts of four area families who had a vision for a new kind of outreach in the community for sharing the love of Jesus. The group that started our church initially began praying about the idea in the fall of 1992 and began meeting for prayer and Bible study in February of 1994. They continued meeting for Bible study, did demographic studies and began to seriously consider calling a pastor in the spring of 1996. This involved putting together a call committee, which included the four Hayfield families, two people from Bethel church in Owatonna and one from Elim Baptist (now Oasis) church in Rochester. In November of 1997, the first worship service (at that time called Hayfield Community Church) was held in a home and one month later at the Hayfield school. Paul Heppner was then called to be the pastor of this new church in April of 1998. During the next nine months, the church met privately to restart, cast vision, choose the name Cedar Creek Church and then hold two preview services at the School in late 1998. Our first public service for Cedar Creek Church was officially held on January 24, 1999 in the Hayfield High School. We continued services there the next eight years until a donated former bank building was renovated into our new church home. Our first worship service was held in our present building in February of 2007 with a grand opening celebration in March of 2007. Shortly after this milestone event, Pastor Heppner announced his resignation to start a new church in Faribault, MN. In February of 2008, we called Pastor Aaron de Neui as our new pastor. Pastor Aaron moved with his family to Hayfield and began ministry in March of 2008.  

From the beginning, the vision for a new work in Hayfield included doing church non-traditionally, with an emphasis on Biblical practical teaching, outreach to youth, contemporary worship, and relevant small groups. God has also called us to reach not only our community, but also beyond. We believe the Great Commission from Jesus compels us to reach out to the World in word and deed, starting within our four walls, moving into our community and around the world from there. This “near and far” outreach includes:

  • Feeding children from the community, physical and spiritual food, through our Wednesday night KAMP Kid’s Club program
  • Our Food shelf at church
  • Partnering with other churches and our community in reaching the less fortunate through the “Thanksgiving in a Bag,” “Share Christmas” Programs and the Hayfield School Backpack Program
  • Partnering with “Together for Good” in reaching out to local families in distress and vulnerable children with safe options
  • International outreach through “Operation Christmas Child”, partnering with “Back2Back” orphan care in India and Mexico, supporting “Wycliff Bible Translation” in Papua New Guinea, and “His Legacy” in Ukraine.
  • Cedar Creek has also, as God has led, come alongside other ministries such as “Destiny Rescue”, and their ministry to young girls caught in the sex trafficking industry in Asia.