901 Ely Blvd South, Petaluma, CA 94954

(707) 762-5386 - Pastor Lockman pastor@livingwordpetaluma.com

WELS Lutherans

Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member of the national church body called the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

This church body got its name because it was formed in Wisconsin in the 1850’s. Our membership in this national church body unites us with Christians across our country and the world. It allows us to pool our resources for mission work, the production of Bible-based Christian literature, and the training of pastors and grade school teachers. But above all, we can be comforted by the fact that we know there are Christians throughout the world who share a common faith with us.

Our congregation and our national church body are solidly based in the Bible. We believe that Jesus is our Savior and the only way to heaven. Through faith in Jesus we are united to him and each other.

The name “Lutheran” comes from the great reformer, Martin Luther. In a period of history when the Church had lost sight of its Savior and the truth of his Word, Martin Luther boldly challenged these errors and preached Jesus Christ as Savior. We are proud to remember his work in bringing the truth of God’s Word by using his name to identify ourselves.

WELS History