Founded in 1854, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sterling, Illinois, is home to 760 church members. We come together for worship with Holy Communion at 9:30am Sundays, and 4:30pm Wednesdays. Dress is casual, so come as you are! We are located between 7th and 8th Streets, and between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Parking is available on all sides of our building, and a ramp and elevator are available. Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
Rev. Jacob Gawlik, Pastor
Rev. Leo Patterson, On Call/ Visitation Pastor
Nina Peters, Office Manager
Gerad Von Holten, Director of Youth & Family Ministries
Dawn Zeigler, Minister of Music & Bell Choir Director
Julie McCord, Praise Sunday Director
Andrew Stutzke, Systems Administrator
Kyle Morgan, Technical Director
Janel Stahr, Stahr Media, Newsletter Editor & Webmaster
Randall & Carol Stubbs, ELCA Missionaries to Tanzania
St. John's is a congregation of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The purpose of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is to continue discovering God’s will for us in His kingdom through prayer, Bible study and building relationships.
In 2014 we celebrated our 160th Anniversary. Click here to see a portion of our 2014 Congregational Directory, including historical information on St. John's Lutheran Church of Sterling, Illinois.