About Us

Firehouse Chapel is dedicated to bringing good news to the afflicted, binding the brokenhearted, bringing liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners. Our mission is to make disciples of all nations for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Located just south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the Seward neighborhood, Firehouse Chapel is housed in the old fire station for District 7.
We involve ourselves in community events, participating in the Seward neighborhood Winter Frolic, hosting Open Mic Nights, serving open community meals, and Somali Adult Literacy Training (SALT).

We are always looking for more opportunities.

The spirit of the sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners.
— Isaiah 61:1

Our Leaders


Pastor David Modder with wife Jennifer
Since 2008, David Modder has served as Firehouse Chapel Associate Pastor, an undershepherd to Jesus Christ, who is our Senior Pastor.


Children's Ministry Director Elissa Dale
Elissa Dale has served as our Children's Ministry Director for the past four years. Her focus is to encourage children to engage with their immediate, local, and international communities; to equip children to serve Jesus Christ at any age; and to understand the depth of God's love for them.

Administrative Assistant Kari Wheeler
Kari Wheeler began serving the the Firehouse Chapel community in 2017. Her passion is to serve the church community by supporting fellow church leaders and the congregation. She loves her job.