Good Shepherd began as a mission congregation of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in 1993. The first called pastor was Rev. Clarence Mankin. Worship began at Wittenberg Lutheran on the campus of Illinois State University and the congregation was chartered in February 1995.
The church worshipped at various places throughout Bloomington and eventually settled at the McLean County Farm Bureau building. During this time, 10 acres of land in the southeast portion of Bloomington was purchased. At the end of 1998, current pastor, Rev. Chad Lueck was called.
Ground was broken for the current church on September 19, 1999. The dedication to the glory of God for this new church home occurred on August 27, 2000. The congregation of Good Shepherd gives thanks for the blessings of the past and the leading of our Lord in the future.