About Us

About Us

God With Us Since 1897

Immanuel Lutheran Church is Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace and Growing to Serve in Joplin, Missouri.

What should you know about us?

One of the oldest churches in the area, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin has adapted, changed, and grown a lot over the years — yet God has led us to cling firmly to What Matters Most — Jesus Christ and His good gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation.

In the year 2022, Immanuel celebrated 125 years in Joplin! You can learn more about our anniversary plans at immanueljoplin.com/CELEBRATE125.

Immanuel’s pastor is Rev. Chris Ramstad. Joining us in September 2023, Pastor Chris previously served in Columbus, Nebraska. Before his seminary training, Rev. Ramstad and his wife Mollie taught together at a Lutheran school. The Ramstads have four young children, and are excited to begin their time with us. We invite you to get to know our pastor and the rest of the Leadership Team!

Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. 2616 Connecticut Avenue. exterior of church building on a sunny autumn day.
Immanuel Lutheran Church building — 2616 Connecticut Ave in Joplin, Missouri — Learn more about us!

Immanuel is committed to serving folks in Joplin and beyond through the efforts of our own Martin Luther School (toddlers through 8th grade), Comfort Dogs, Youth Ministry, Kids Ministry, Disaster Response and Mission Teams, and various other ministries. We hope you’ll visit us soon, continue to learn more about us, and get connected to what God is doing here at Immanuel Lutheran Church!

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Immanuel is a part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.