In the last half of the nineteenth century, Central Michigan was coming to life. The logging industry brought many in search of employment. Settlers came from the east looking to make a new start. In addition to their belongings, they brought their religion. One man was determined to share his faith with all who would listen. Elias Sias would lead hundreds to Christ and start numerous Christian congregations until the day he died. He was a spiritual pioneer as well as a community leader.