I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. This is my command: love each other.

John 15:5, 16-17

Our History

The early history of Christ Lutheran Church goes back to approximately 1894 when Professor W. H. T. Dau of the then existing Concordia College at Conover, North Carolina, undertook to conduct preaching services in Hickory. He was assisted by the Rev. C. O. Smith, also from Conover.

For a number of years, the Hickory area remained little more than a preaching station for Missouri Synod Lutherans. However, in the spring of 1903, the Rev. Paul Bischoff, pastor of Concordia Lutheran, Conover, met with seven persons in a room above the old First National Bank for the purpose of organizing a congregation. The Rev. Biscoff served as the first pastor of Christ Lutheran, regularly conducting services in the home of Mrs. Fannie Abernathy, wife of Dr. Henry L. Abernathy. Later, a hall was secured in which the young congregation met for several years. Pastor Biscoff remained with the congregation until 1908.

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324 2nd Ave SE, Hickory
clcs@clchickory.com
828.328.1483

Services

Contemporary 8:15am
Sunday School 9:15am
Traditional 10:30am

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Our Ministry Leaders

REV. RICHARD SCHWANDT
REV. RICHARD SCHWANDTPastor
REV. DR. DAVID LUDWIG
REV. DR. DAVID LUDWIGAssociate Pastor
RICHARD TUCKER
RICHARD TUCKERLay Minister
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Upcoming Events

Children’s Christmas Program

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Christmas Cantata

December 22 @ 10:30 am

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm