- Four acres were purchased at 5511 S 27th Street and the name for the new mission church is to be called Southwood Lutheran Church.
In the mid-1960’s, the American Lutheran Church mission committee determined there was a need to begin a new mission church in south Lincoln. At the time, Pastor Roland Hanselmann (and his family) were tapped to establish a church in the Southwood subdivision of Lincoln. This small, upstart church had a big dream of welcoming many to become God’s people. Over the last 50 years, we’ve grown from a congregation of 100 to over 4,000 members. And our church home has continued to grow to accommodate our growing numbers. But one thing hasn’t changed and that is our focus on growing in our love for God and others. Join us as we continue to watch the story unfold.
Senior Pastor, July 1970 to June 1985
Associate Pastor, March 1983 to July 1985
Interim Pastor, 1985 to 1986
Senior Pastor, March 1986 to November 1994
Associate Pastor, September 1987 to July 1996
Interim Pastor, 1995
Senior Pastor, December 1995 to Present
Associate Pastor, June 1997 to June 2004
Associate Pastor, November 2000 to Present
Associate Pastor, September 2005 to March 2014
Associate Pastor, August 2014 to December 2016
Associate Pastor, August 2014 to September 2018
Associate Pastor, July 2019 to Present