About Us

We are a Christ-centered church which is part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), located in Riverside, California.

At Faith, we have been carrying out a Gospel Ministry of sharing Jesus since 1937. We celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2012 and invite you to join us in "Bringing God's Children Home!"

It is our mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all of God's children and connect them to the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12). We also recognize that Christians are to be a family of believers and so we want to build one another up in the Body of Christ to be more like Jesus each day!

We extend a warm welcome to you and invite you to worship with us each Sunday.


Sunday Worship Times:

8:00 AM Traditional Worship Service

10:30 AM Contemporary Worship Service


Other worship services:

Advent Wednesdays Services (at 1:00 and 7:00 PM every December)

Lent Wednesdays Services (at 1:00 and 7:00 PM every mid-February – April)

Faith in Motion

  FAITH IN MOTION MINISTRY TO FOSTER KIDS AND FAMILIES Faith held a congregational meeting in the summer of 2013 to work on a vision statement. Out of that meeting grew our Vision Committee who met for several months praying over and gathering information on where God would lead us to serve. After considering a …

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Groups and Events

Call the church office for more information on any of these groups or to join (915-689-2626)! Annual Events at Faith: February – Lovefest (Christian Youth Conference on Biblical relationships—the Sat. before Valentine’s Day) April – Walk to Calvary Passion Play and Easter Egg Hunt (the Saturday before Easter 9 AM) August — Ice Cream Social …

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Rev. Dr. Paul G. Wenz Pastor Paul Wenz is from Ontario, California. He attended Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ontario for most of his early life. He went to Redeemer’s Christian Day School through  8th grade and was confirmed there in 1981. Paul went to college at California Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks and received …

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What We Believe

As a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod we accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone.   Grace Alone: God loves the …

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Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Arlington (the original name of the congregation in the articles of incorporation) began in 1937 here in Riverside. The history of Faith has been compiled by the 50th and 75th Anniversary Committees and can be accessed in the links below.

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Board of Directors

Faith Lutheran Church – Board of Directors Board of Directors meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.   Click here for a digital version of the Faith Lutheran Constitution     Board Members as of the last Voter's Assembly Election: President: Jamie Creacy Vice President: Ken Brody Treasurer: Bruce Duerfeldt Secretary: Donna …

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Faith Lutheran Church Board of Elders Current Elders of Faith (2020-21): Deacon Andy Shaffer (Head Elder) Van Fairfax David Juengel David Tito The Elders meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 PM. If you have a question for our elders, please contact Faith Lutheran Church

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Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries Faith Lutheran church is dedicated to growing the youth of our church and community in faith in Jesus Christ. Faith’s youth are currently helping to support our adopted missionary, Rev. Delwyn Campbell, in Gary, Indiana, through fundraising events. The Youth Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 6 PM in …

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