Grover Community


About Grover Community Church

Contact Information:
Rod Efta, Senior Pastor (for ministry questions and pastoral support)

Dawn Efta, Secretary (for other general information)
715.582.4347 (Church Office)

More information about Pastor Rod 
Family: Married to Dawn. Blessed with 12 children (2 through marriage) and 4 grandchildren: Mark, Taeler and Micah (Liam,Silas, Oakley, Torin) Thill, Luke and Chelsea, Zechariah, Ethan, Julia, Chloe, Ava, Sophia, Olivia.

  • Farmington Senior High, Farmington MN (1979)
  • Post-Secondary: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point - Bachelor of Science in Communications (1986)
  • Graduate: Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny IA – Master of Divinity (1999)
  • Post Graduate: Pursuing certification in Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors).

Personal Testimony:
I grew up in a Catholic family. My parents were very religious, attending mass as often as they could. As a good Catholic my brothers and I were confirmed and also became altar boys. As I got older this involvement was simply ritual.

Early in my high school years, both my parents realized their desperate need for Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Their zeal to grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures brought them into conflict with church officials. At this point they left the Catholic Church and attended a small, independent body of believers called Bible Baptist Church.

It was here that I first heard and learned what the Gospel of Jesus Christ really was and the conviction of knowing I was a sinner destined for hell. However, the draw of the world was stronger than my fear of hell.

For seventeen years I fought the conviction and pull of the Holy Spirit. Finally, in 1993, I confessed my need for Christ and surrendered my life to His Lordship.