Our Mission

Immanuel has served the Albuquerque community since 1918.

Our first Pastor, Carl F. Schmid, was installed as a mission pastor in Albuquerque in 1914 and served until 1960. Immanuel’s current church building was dedicated in 1918. Pastor Kurt Brink served 1960-1982. Pastor Randy Walquist served July 1983-May 2016. Pastor Dustin Kear was installed on August 13, 2017.

Immanuel is part of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. With more than 2 million baptized members, the LCMS is the 12th largest church body in North America and enjoys fellowship with more than 30 other Lutheran bodies worldwide.

Immanuel is a Christ-centered, Bible-based family of believers whose greatest desire is to share the Good News of Jesus and His love with everyone we meet. There’s much that won’t fit in a brochure or on a webpage. We’d enjoy visiting with you personally and invite you to get to know us. To find out more, please call the church office or school or talk with a member or visit our contact page.

Programs We Offer

  • Saturday School, available for all ages (meets at 4 pm)
  • Sunday School, available for all ages (meets at 9:30 am)
  • Bible Studies & Small Group Meetings
  • Youth Programs (available for third grade-high school)
  • Vacation Bible School (last full week of June every year)
  • Blind Ministry
  • Adult Information Class (explore the Christian truths and Lutheran teachings)
  • Annual Confirmation Classes for 8th graders
  • Fellowship Opportunities
  • Missionary Support

Opportunities for Service

  • Special music (choir, praise team, handbells, solos, bands, etc.)
  • Volunteering (local ministries, at ILS preschool and elementary school, Saturday/Sunday school, VBS)
  • Prayer chain and Praying moms

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me