We are the oldest German speaking congregation in the Southwest and
still vibrant. Our beginnings, as so many in California, are at the
time of the Gold Rush. But, obviously, our values are more enduring.
We adhere to the words of Apostle Paul, “Silver and gold I have not,
but what I have I will give to you.”
As a German church community, it is our mission to serve the people
with the gospel in the German language. We thank God for our faith and
invite others to experience this faith within the congregation and in
The original church was first built on Spring Street (between 4th and
5th Streets) in Downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Carl Zahn built a private
home with a hall for worship service.