& Exterior | Interior | Stained
Glass | Pastors | History
Constructed in 1962, the Gethsemane
Lutheran Church sanctuary was built on 10 acres of land purchased in 1960 that had
been previously used as a cotton field. The new Gethsemane Lutheran Church
serves as the replacement for The Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
at 16th and Congress, now a historical landmark. The architectural design
of the church is Gothic in concept and contemporary in design. Extensive
stained glass work enhances the incredible beauty and uniqueness of the
entire church while giving focus to the sanctuary.
Lower Level Entrance
to the Church Office, Meeting/Music Room, Altar Guild, Gethsemane Clothes Closet & Food Pantry
Entrance consists of 2 separated
doors which lead into the lower level sanctuary hall.
There are 2 tile
mosaics above the lower level entrance which
represent and refer to bible scriptures. There are 3
more mosaics just inside the main entrance.
On the 10 acre campus,
there is plenty of open room outside to run, play, fly kites, or have quiet time for prayer and reflection.
Near the main entrance
on the east side of the entrance area are doors leading out to the small garden
with a statue, a cross mounted on the wall, fountain and benches. It's a great place to go quiet moments.
The education wing
extends outside to include 3 playgrounds and the Children's
Ministry. The education wing is dedicated as the Keith Leslie Johnson
Memorial Education Wing in memory of the building committee chairman.
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