History of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church
Christ the Lord Lutheran Church began as a mission congregation of the Lutheran Church in America (later a part of the ELCA). In August of 1978, Pastor Bill Quail was called by the Lutheran church to begin a new congregation in Gwinnett County. After visiting some 2000 homes in the Lawrenceville community, Pastor Quail led the first worship service on January 14, 1979, with 174 people attending. The congregation was formally organized in May of 1979. There have been two major building programs over the past 30 plus years.
Pastor Bob Mitchell began his ministry here in July of 1984, following his graduation from seminary. He retired in October 2021. In addition, Pastor Terri Stagner-Collier served our congregation from 2002 to 2006 and Pastor Julie Ehlers King served our congregation from 2007 to 2012.
Christ the Lord was the beginning point for what is now The Special Needs School of Gwinnett. The school started as Special Needs Preschool of Gwinnett. It began with a teacher and a few students with a variety of special needs. It grew over the years and now the school has its own facility and continues to serve students with special needs from PreK through adulthood.
CTL was a founding member in the Lawrenceville Ministerial association which is now Lawrenceville Co-Op.
In 2019 we celebrated 40 years of ministry! We are excited about how God is moving in our midst and look forward to many more years of ministry in and through our community.