Our History

We believe that all those who claim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are part of the one Christian Church. The name “Lutheran” refers to our historical roots in the efforts of Martin Luther to reform the Church in the 16th Century. Lutherans are one of the largest mainline Christian denominations in the United States. Lutheran Christians have a unique identity that is rooted in the Lutheran Confessions, writings which help Lutherans understand how it is that God is at work in our lives, and which serves as an anchor to keep us firmly in Christ. The most famous of these writings is Martin Luther’s Small Catechism.


In 2014 the churches of Faith Lutheran and Immanuel Prince of Peace were facing crossroads.  Both experienced difficulty in getting members to serve on their respective Councils.  At that time, it was decided to form a joint Council.  The joint council began by exploring the synergies garnered by working together.  This action lead to our becoming one church in one building, with a new name Lutheran Church of the Desert.

As we move forward we still face major challenges, but after many years we are now truly one church family.  We will continue to work together to establish Lutheran Church of the Desert as a prominent presence in the High Desert.   If you should be visiting the area on a Sunday, please join us for worship Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m.