Our Story—God Gives the Growth

The apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.” (1 Corinthians 3:6). A similar story has played out many times over in our world since Paul wrote those words. God calls His people to spread the Good News and plant seeds of faith. His faithful workers answer His call and go out working the soil and trusting that God will grant the growth, and God does!
Every congregation has a story and ours began in 1959 with a group of faithful members from Grace Lutheran Church in Downtown Mobile answering the call to work together to plant a new mission church in what was then considered to be “west” Mobile — and Holy Cross Lutheran Church was born! It started out worshiping in an old sanitarium building and later moved worship services to the National Guard Armory. Then on May 7, 1961, a joyous service of dedication was held for our new house of worship at our current location of 3900 Airport Boulevard.
Over the years we have been served by eight pastors, undergone four building/expansion projects, gathered together to worship the one true God countless times, celebrated many weddings and Baptisms together, mourned at the funerals of the faithfully departed, and marveled at God’s hand at work in all of it. We constantly look forward to discovering what God has in store for us next, and humbly seek His guidance for carrying out His ministry in a way that will bring Him all honor and glory.