We have expanded our ministries, and continued to work through the blessings and challenges of life in a Lutheran Church. Worship, fellowship, and missions formed the center of our ministry. Some challenges threatened our existence. In 2006, sudden shifts in pastoral leadership, financial difficulties, cultural and neighborhood changes, and congregational changes became major bumps in the road for First Lutheran of Inglewood.

But we’ve overcome every obstacle and regained a sense of God-given purpose. Today we’re a vibrant multi-cultural, multi-generational congregation that blends tradition and innovation. People of different backgrounds worship together each week. We incorporate technology into worship, church administration, pastoral care, and outreach. Ministries to children, young adults, and seniors have been rejuvenated. Worship, fellowship, and missions continue to be at the center of First Lutheran of Inglewood  church life.

People are coming home to First Lutheran every week. Some are discovering us for the first time. Others are reuniting with a church they once loved and can love again. Our past has served as the foundation for our present even as our future pulls us forward. Join us and see what it means to build meaningful Christian relationships through acts of love, worship, and service as we join together to share God’s Love and Joy with the World.

About Our Pastor

The Rev. George Villa came to serve this congregation as of Sept 1,2013 and has been in professional ministry with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since 1978. He is a graduate of U. C. Santa Barbara (BA and Ph.D), Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, in Berkeley , California (M.Div) and Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (M.Ed.)
You can contact Pastor George Villa through the Church Office.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to reach out to families in our neighborhood with the love of Jesus Christ and invite everyone to come and join us for worship and Christian fellowship. Our hope is to invite everyone on a journey of faith and spiritual growth through God’s Holy Word.