First Lutheran Church of Carson founding Pastor Raymond Leblanc.

First Lutheran Church of Carson, ECLA started with a handful of people gathering to worship in Carson, California. That original group of folks had a bold dream. They wanted to plant an, gospel-centered community in the heart of Carson. They wanted a church, not just for themselves, but a church for the whole neighborhood.

Over years that dream continues to unfold. First Lutheran Church of Carson has seen a lot of change over the decades, but has always placed God’s mission first as it has faithfully matured disciples and lived out of a place of redeeming grace.

First Lutheran Church of Carson is a beautiful collection of people from all corners of the city. We are single, married, widowed, and divorced. We are day laborers, artists, construction workers, professionals, unemployed, children of all ages, and stay-at- home parents. Above all, we are all beggars needing the love and grace of God found in Jesus.