Shepherding Pastors of Martin Luther Church have been;
Paulwyn Lee Boliek (Feb. 5, 1961 – June 30, 1971),
Marvin Thomas Sublett (Dec. 16, 1971 – Nov. 30, 1974),
Charles Edward Bernhardt (May 1, 1975 – Jan. 15, 1984),
James Leon “Chip” Lingle, Jr. (Aug. 1, 1985 – Nov. 15, 1991),
Steven David Rosebrock (July 1, 1992 – Aug. 28, 1998),
James Stanley Vargo (June 1, 1999 – March 5, 2000),
Glenn L. London, Jr. (Sept. 9, 2001 – Aug. 31, 2004), and
Stephen G. Cooper (Aug. 6, 2006 – June 1, 2013).
We are currently being led by Thomas A. Cassem as our Interim Pastor.
Martin Luther Church disciples are involved in many community projects including; James Island Outreach, Tri-County Veterans Support Network, Tricounty Family Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Cub Scouts, Respite Care Charleston, Alcoholics Anonymous, and other Community Ecumenical / Worship Service projects.
Another son of the congregation, Philip H. Harkey, was ordained in 2009 and currently serves at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Manahawkin, New Jersey.
In 2014 and 2015, stained glass windows were added to the Sanctuary and Narthex of Martin Luther church, creating a beautiful visual manner to glorify God.
The Martin Luther Church Mission Statement adopted in 2007 declares the following:
“A Caring Family of God”
Brought together by Grace
Nourished by the Word
Led by the Spirit
Sent out in Service
To Share God’s Love
To be the extended Family of God for those in our community; reaching out to those searching for a church home, caring for the poor and those in need, and offering ministries for children, youth and adults.
We are all children of the same heavenly Father and brothers and sisters in faith
We are all in need of God’s love and grace
We are all called to become disciples of Jesus;
living a life of prayer
studying God’s Word
offering to God our worship and praise
inviting others to “come and see”
encouraging one another in the faith
serving all in need
and giving in joyful response for all that God has so graciously given us
To read a detailed report of the beginning of Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church written by Richard Jantzen, Sr.