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About Us

OUR CORE BELIEFS

Our Identity is centered in the Triune God who is known in the world through Jesus Christ

HOLY TRINITY

God is a Triune God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

FORGIVENESS

Our sins are forgiven through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

MEANS OF GRACE

God’s Word, Holy Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper are ways that God brings his forgiveness and grace into our lives.

ETERNAL LIFE

Eternal life is a free gift from God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

CHRIST’S RETURN

Jesus Christ will one day return as victorious Lord of all.

GOD’S WORD

The Holy Scriptures are the true, inspired and authoritative Word of God.

OUR HISTORY

Established in March, 1960

Hope Lutheran Church was chartered in March of 1960, with the mission of reaching out in the name of Jesus Christ to the people of rapidly growing Northeast Austin. Its first pastor was Rev. Charles Reichert, from 1960 to 1965. Following him was Rev. Keith Fox, serving from 1966-1970. Next Hope enjoyed the long-term pastorate of Rev. John Ellwanger, who led the congregation from 1970-1997. The fourth pastor was Rev. David Leeland, in office from 1998-2001. Hope’s current pastor, Rev. Peter Heckmann, has been serving since 2002.

Hope Lutheran School, in which many children were educated in knowledge and faith, was in operation from 1965 to 2008. The school had a tremendous impact on the congregation and the community through the effective work of numerous principals and teachers. Hope currently is in ministry collaboration onsite with LINC Austin and AGE of Central Texas. The church also provides operational space for Texas Empowerment Academy charter school.

OUR STAFF

Staff and Members of Hope Lutheran Church Dedicated to serving the Lord.

PETER HECKMANN

Pastor

SHARON TEAGUE

Deaconess

CAROLYN CURRIER

Office Manager

AMY SWANKS

Mother’s Day Out Director

TIM AND LOIS STAHLKE

Music Directors

ALENA GORINA

Organist and Pianist

Join our community in praising the Lord, we welcome you!