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The Lutheran Serviceman’s Center was dedicated for ministry in 1966 at the present location of the Lutheran Church of Guam (LCG) after prayerful efforts on the part of a group of Lutheran laymen. Both civilian and military personnel were served through the center. When it closed in 1969, the Lutheran Church of Guam was formed and it became a LCUSA congregation, or one that was sponsored by the Lutheran Church in America, the America Lutheran Church, and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. From 1988 to 2009, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod worked together in pledging mission support for LCG.
In spite of its many transient memberships, by the grace of God LCG grew and in 1972 a parish hall was dedicated for the mission purposes of preschool classes, Sunday school classes, prayer gatherings, confirmation classes and fellowship activities. Since then, the congregation’s outreach ministry of Tender Shepherd Preschool and Child Care has continually served families and their children from two to four or five years of age by providing quality growth in a Christ-centered environment.
In 2009, LCG disaffiliated with the ELCA and became affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) and remained affiliated with the LCMS. In 2011, LCG became what it is today, an independent Lutheran church with these two affiliations.
Today LCG has contact with nearly every part of the world, having members and visitors from Guam, the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Micronesia, the Philippines, Palau, India, China, Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, the Marshall Islands, Taiwan, and more. Its membership is made up of people from diverse denominational backgrounds, other religious backgrounds, and some traditional Lutheran upbringing. Our church slogan, “We’re not just for Lutherans!” describes our reflection of the diversity of God’s people, though we also reflect unity as we come together to celebrate the new life that we share in Jesus Christ. We are rooted first in the Bible as God’s living word, looking through the lens of the reforms of Martin Luther.
Pastor Sean Dougherty
787 W. Marine Corps Dr, Hagatna, GUAM, GUAM
Infants, Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors
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