Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a congregation of the ELCA founded in 1963. We are part of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod.
Pastor: Lynette Chapman Pastor Chapman is the newly-called pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She brings with her 20 years of experience as a parish pastor in a variety of settings, a love of worship, and an affinity for finding creative ways for us to be God’s people today. Her preaching centers around God’s in-breaking… 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