St. Paul Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Austin Community of Chicago. We operate a grade school and host a number of programs for the community. We have been serving the Austin community with the love and compassion of Christ for 125+ years.
Our Pastoral Staff: Reverend Steven D. Warren - He was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He grew up in the Auburn-Gresham community and attended Chicago Public Schools. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He has been a musician for 47 years, and his primary instrument is the drums. He is married to Debra Warren. They have two dogs, Solomon (an English Cocker Spaniel) and Mia (a Toy Poodle). He is a novice bowler. He has been a Lutheran all of his life and a pastor since 2010. He has served the congregations of Zion Lutheran Church in the Roseland community, Zion Lutheran Church in the Washington Heights Community, and Faith Lutheran Church in the Auburn-Gresham Community. He presently serves as Pastor of St. Paul Austin.
Reverend David L. Prentice, Jr. (Administrative Advisory) - He studied at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis for the ministry, after a BS at Elmhurst College. He also completed a MA at Wheaton College in Biblical Studies. He is married to Pat for 35+ good years (and more we pray), has three adult children, David III, Patrick, and Samantha. Hobbies? A Shodan (Black Belt) in Shotokan Karate. Loves model trains, golfs (when able), lifts weights (staying active is good), and some travel. Of course, family is so important, and that keeps Pastor busy. Finally, being active in the life of the church, in whatever ways God allows, is good.
Present Day and into the Future (Stay tuned for content)
Some Past History, the 1st "Fifty Years" (Stay tuned for content)
St. Paul Congregation seeks spiritual growth for all ages in God’s Word. We share and teach the Gospel by our confession, prayer, and love.