Worshipping at Centro de Vida

Storm Lake High School senior Katherine Lopez, daughter of Pastor

Byron and his wife Rosa, leads the singing. Katherine’s sister Linda,

an All-State singer this year, is right behind her playing keyboards.

Note the Iowa postcard on the pulpit. TIMES photo by DOLORES


Church came to Storm Lake from Guatemala


It’s a tiny church with low ceilings and no stained glass windows, but the spirit within is vigorous and radiant. Cuadrangular Centro de Vida at 628 Geneseo St. is a church home to 90 members.

“Gloria a Dios” and “Alleluia” rise spontaneously from individuals as pastor Byron Lopez delivers his sermon.

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