St. Paul Lutheran Church


Former Location

Wells & 14th Street
Port Huron, Michigan

Current Location

3790 West Water Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
Telephone: 810.982.9853


On April 1, 1917 (Palm Sunday), fifteen men met in the home of Carl Langolf of Francis Street to organize a congregation and build a church.  St. Paul Lutheran Church was built in 1917 in an area of Port Huron called the Volga Plat at the corner of Wells and 14th Street.  In 1923, that structure became a Sunday School building and a new sanctuary was built.  In 1974, the congregation moved to its current location at 3790 W. Water Street with the dedication of the new Ministry Center taking place on 22 February 1976.  A new sanctuary was constructed in 1991.


Gedeon F. Rausch (1917-1920)
Arthur Proehl (1920-1922)
R. Kranz (1922-1924)
Jacob Appel (1924-1936)
Fred Schnaible (1936-1948)
Daniel Mathes
Martin Ehlen (1964-1968)
David Genter (1969-1973)
Joel Jorgenson (1973-1974)
Bill Eisenmann (1974-?)
Gerald Clark
Bonnie Klos (1915-)



Connell, Mike. "Volga Germans Prospered Locally." The Times Herald (15 November 2009). Online.

Parish pecords for 1917-1945 have been printed in a book by Bill Pickelhaupt: The Right Place at the Right Time: The Volga-Germans of Michigan's Thumb (Fort Gratiot, MI: Flyblister Press, 2009): 86-199.