Family Church Iowa was started by Pastor Matt Flanders and his wife Aimee. Matt and Aimee graduated from Bible School in 1997 and were youth pastors at Faith Family Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for six years.
In 1997 they felt a call to start Family Church in Lebanon, Missouri. Matt and Aimee pastored there for 21 years and felt it was time to move on. They moved back to Sioux Falls, where they again worked at Faith Family Church. In January of 2019 they felt a call to plant another church. Matt always had a heart for his home state of Iowa, and decided to start Family Church Iowa in the Williamsburg area. Matt and Aimee have a son, Jake, who is 24 years old.