In January of 1964 the voters of Peace Ev. Lutheran Church in Wilmot WI, and the council of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Slades Corners, WI, approved a recommendation to explore the possibility of holding worship services in Twin Lakes.
This idea became a reality when the first worship service was held on Sunday, June 14, 1964, in the former Cottage School. The service was conducted by Rev. George Enderle, pastor of Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, who continued to shepherd both congregations until he accepted a call to Kenosha in 1969. The first Sunday School classes were held in September of that year.
In the year that followed, the congregation began taking steps to organize into a corporation and on July 15, 1965 the congregation was incorporated according to the laws of the state of Wisconsin. On June 22, 1966, Hope Ev. Lutheran Church was accepted as a member of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod.
On January 1, 1966, services were moved to the Twin Lakes Village Hall. On July 13, 1966, Hope purchased two parcels of land on Hunt and Martin Ave. from John Richter and Gus Neuman. It was a total of 2.2 acres with a house for $15,300.