WHO WE ARE

St. Johns Lutheran Church


We are a group of dedicated individuals passionate about serving the Lord.

We believe the Holy Spirit draws men and women to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The church’s role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God. We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth, and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute.


OUR BELIEFS

We are united through Christ


We believe in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists;

Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

 

OUR VALUES

We are here for you



We preach grace not guilt

We believe that Jesus extends grace to everyone and that we should follow in his steps. Who are we to pass judgment and not extend grace, when we ourselves have sinned?  We believe we should love the sinner, not banish them.


We worship hard and pray harder

We believe that Jesus is central to everything. We believe that prayer is a direct line to God, and that we should speak to Him every chance we get. Worship is our chance to praise God and we take joy in doing so.



We believe in the power of fellowship

We are called to join in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe that reaching out to the lost and engaging with them will strengthen our bond with each other through God.


We are a church without walls

Jesus called us to go out and spread the word of God. We believe that this is not done enough. We make it a priority to go outside of the church walls to reach the lost and broken. We hope that you will join us in doing so.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Come as you are


We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Get to know the St. John's Church staff


Matt Wheeler

Pastor Matt has been with us since 2017 and counting! He is married to his wonderful wife Chrissy and has 3 beautiful children, Hannah, Levi and Heidi.

Dave Shoub

Dave is our Youth & Family Ministry Leader since 2004. He has a passion for serving God and engaging in fellowship with others.  

Karen Schwochow

Karen is our awesome secretary who has been with us since. She loves a good pen and has a smile that will light up the room.  

Sue Lawrence

Sue is our Director of Children's Ministry A former teacher and substitute teacher, directs a staff of volunteers who are dedicated to leading the children in their Journey of Faith.