Arizona City

12921 S. Sunland Gin Road
Arizona City AZ 85123
  • Sunday worship*: 8:30am

(Coffee fellowship after worship service)


Holy Communion
Celebrated every Sunday



On March 17, 1985 sixty-six people met at the John F. Kennedy Community Center in Arizona City for the first worship service of what would become Central Lutheran Church.

On March 9, 1986, the church was formally organized as a member congregation of the America Lutheran Church (now the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – ELCA) with 109 charter members.

The construction of the Arizona City worship facility was completed in April of 1989, with the first worship service held on April 16th.

On November 22, 1992 Thom Stephens was installed as the congregation’s first full time pastor. Pastor Thom is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound (1979) and Luther Theological Seminary (1984) and has served as pastor in Scottsbluff, NE and Scottsdale, AZ.  Pastor Thom retired in April, 2020.

In April of 2002 the newly constructed activity building was dedicated.

In 2006 Central Lutheran Church celebrated 20 years of touching the lives of the hundreds of members and visitors who have passed through its doors. The membership of the congregation presently consists of approximately 140 families.

January 2020:  We celebrated the 30 year anniversary on the completion of the Central Lutheran Church Arizona church building by opening a “time capsule” from the cornerstone of the church building.  A video of the original 1989 dedication worship service was enjoyed.

Gary Isaacson holding the 1989 cornerstone plaque to the time capsule that his father actively placed 30 years prior

Pastor Thom and Gary opening the 30 year old time capsule











On May 18, 2020 – Pastor Annemarie Burke joined Central Lutheran Church as an Interim Pastor.