On September 24, 1972, 111 disciples gathered at Kennedy Elementary School in Mankato, MN to worship together for the first time. Those disciples selected the name Hosanna Lutheran Church and shortly thereafter 28 families became charter members of Hosanna. Pastor Bruce Zagel served as the first pastor of Hosanna Lutheran Church, and he and his family tended to Hosanna until 1977.
In September of 2012, Hosanna added a second site--Highland. Located in the heart of the MSU campus in Mankato, Hosanna Highland continues the ministry the Campus Lutheran Chapel began.