|St. John's Church in Payette Idaho is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, at the local level, for its significance in the area of Ethnic Heritage/European - specifically German heritage in western Idaho. German investors were some of the early settlers of Payette, bring their culture and religion with them. As they settled and shaped their new surroundings, the German population of Payette continued to hold to their roots, founding St. John's Church and conducting religious services there in German for many years. The Church continues into modern times as St. John 's United Church of Christ, with many descendents of the original founders remaining as members, and still very much identifying with their German roots.