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.

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

Immanuel’s pastor is Rev. Greg Mech. Before coming to us in 2009, Greg and his wife Karen gained a variety of ministry experiences by leading and serving in large cities and in small towns, in Lutheran schools and in congregational settings, on a university campus and more. We invite you to get to know Pastor Mech and the rest of our Leadership Team.

Immanuel is committed to serving folks in Joplin and beyond through the efforts of our own Martin Luther School (preschool-8th grade), Comfort Dogs, Youth Ministry, disaster response and mission teams, and various other ministries. We hope you’ll visit us soon and get connected to what God is doing here at Immanuel Lutheran Church!

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