Christ Lutheran Church was established as a mission congregation in Columbia, Howard County, Maryland in 1992. Our nearly 100 members come from all over the area and many different walks of life.
Christ Lutheran is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS, for short), a nationwide and international Lutheran church body, which began in 1850. Today, WELS is the third largest Lutheran church body in America that has grown to more than 1,200 congregations (just in North America); it has over 400,000 baptized members served by more than 1,000 pastors.
Our church is led by Pastor Jeff Samelson, who came to us in 2000 from the seminary (Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary). Before deciding to study for the public ministry, Pastor Samelson worked overseas in the U.S. Foreign Service. He and his wife Charlene have two children, Joel and Rachel (click on the picture to enlarge). If you are looking for a structured outline of our beliefs, the best way for us to help you is personal interaction between you and our pastor.
We are excited to be worshipping now in our new building located at 12570 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville, MD (that's on the west side of MD 108, just south of Guilford Road). Please come and join us for worship, Bible study, or fellowship. There's a place for you at Christ Lutheran!
12570 Clarksville Pike (State Route 108)
Clarksville, MD 21029