Federal Way, Good Shepherd
In June 1961, Bishop William F. Lewis approved the opening of the newest diocesan mission, located in Federal Way. The official opening of the mission was held on July 6, 1961, at the temporary vicarage chapel at 1858 SW 318th St. with 38 people in attendance. The name ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ suggested by Bishop Lewis, was adopted. Due to the rapid growth of the mission, services were transferred to Lakota Junior High School. A new vicarage, located at 29500 11th Place South, was purchased in 1962 and all meetings and services were held at that location. On May 30, 1965, the congregation decided to purchase the corner lot at South 312th and 4th Avenue. On Sunday, March 6, 1966, ground was broken for the new home of Church of the Good Shepherd.