The LCMS in Hawaii


THE FIRST LUTHERAN CONGREGATION On July 9th, 1882, the first Lutheran pastor arrived from Germany to start a church in Lihue on the island of Kauai.  His name was Freiderich Richter and he brought with him a pre-fabricated church building from Germany.  His primary job was taking care of the many German Lutherans working in the sugar industry.  LIhue Lutheran (a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - ELCA) is still standing, although the original building has been rebuilt several times due to hurricanes.

THE FIRST LCMS CONGREGATION  Our Redeemer, located on University Avenue across from the University of Hawaii, was birthed in 1945.

OTHER NOTABLE LUTHERAN INFLUENCE  The Royal Hawaiian Band was started in 1836 by King Kamehameha III (the oldest municipal band in the United States.)  IN 1872, King Kalakaua appointed Heinrich (Henry) Berger as the bandmaster.  His musical arrangement of "Hymn of Kamehameha I" eventually became the state anthem, "Hawai'i Pono'i" with lyrics by King Kalakaua.  Queen Lili'uokalani named him the "Father of Hawaiian Music."  He worked with Kamehameha Schools to develop its music program and started a group that eventually became the Honolulu Symphony.  He was the first music director at "German Lutheran Church" which later became known as Lutheran Church of Honolulu.

Our redeemer lutheran Church

1404 University Ave.  Honolulu, HI 96822  808.946.4223

St Mark
St. Mark lutheran church

45-725 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744 808.247.4565

waikoloa lutheran church, big island

68-1972 Melia St, Waikoloa, HI  96738  (Meets at Waikoloa Country Club)

Messiah lutheran church, ewa beach

91-679 Ft. Weaver Rd, Ewa Beach, HI  96706  808.779.0780

Trinity Lutheran Church, wahiawa

1611 California Ave., Wahiawa, HI  96786  808.621.6033

emmanuel lutheran church, maui

520 One St.,  Kahului, HI  96732   808.877.3037  

Christ lutheran church, Hilo (Big island)

595 Kapiolani St., Hilo, HI  96720  808.935.8612 

Good Shepherd lutheran church, Honolulu

638 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu, HI  96817 808.523.2927

St Matthew's Lutheran Church, Kauai

3540 Koloa Rd., Kalaheo, HI 96741  808.