About Us


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a congregation of the ELCA founded in 1963. We are part of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod.



Our church’s sanctuary, office, fellowship hall and classrooms are all located at:
2101 S. Prospect Ave,
Champaign, Illinois.

Phone: 217-352-1732
E-mail: staff@gslc-cu.org



Interim Pastor: Knight Wells Pastor Wells is a graduate of Central College in Pella, IA (1967), and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Master of Divinity 1971, Doctor of Ministry 1977). He served four parishes in his ministry with the first being St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Valley Nebraska, Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah… Continue reading Staff


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church makes its facilities available to its active members and to outside groups in a spirit of community service. In addition to Sunday worship, we open our building to exercise and yoga groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, 4H, Alcoholics Anonymous and others. GSLC is a single story building that is wheel… Continue reading Facilities


The GSLC Council is the board of directors for our church and give of their time and talents to make decisions on behalf of the congregation. They lead the congregation in the work we do in Jesus’ name both inside and outside of our walls. Council members serve for a two-year term and can be elected for one subsequent term. Below is a list of our council members and the roles they serve.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church began as a mission congregation. The Board of Missions (Illinois District) of the American Lutheran Church extended a call to Rev. Carl A. Kalkwarf of Sterling, Illinois to begin the Good Shepherd congregation.  Arriving in September 1962, Pastor Kalkwarf began his work.  The first service was held at Bottenfield Elementary School… Continue reading History