St. Peter's Evangelical
Lutheran Church

The MetroNY Synod delivers service on Sundays at 10:00am via Facebook live.

A Legacy of Love in the Northeast Bronx

Small Church, big heart

The St. Peter’s family extends beyond our walls, across neighborhoods, states, and nations. Visit us and see what makes us so special.

Fellowship of spirit

Join us each week after Sunday’s worhsip service for light bites and spiritual nourishment provided by our Hospitality Committee.

Dedicated to community

St Peter’s has been a fixture of the Williamsbridge community for 125 years. Looking for a church home? We’re here for you!

In love and service

There are many ways to get involved – through our ministries, events and committees. Jump right in!

St. Peter's FAQ

The MetroNY Synod delivers service Sundays at 10am via Facebook Live.

Our Sunday worship service is at 10:00 AM.

Please call 718-547-7632 for more information about St. Peter’s Day Care.

Our congregation is currently led by Paster John Backe.

Yes! Sunday School lessons for adults and children alike begins at 9:00 AM each week.

We welcome you to partner with us in love and service in a variety of ways. Our Music Ministry will be relaunching soon, and our Hospitality Committee is always open for assistance. Speak with Sister Sherrill Tobias, Our Church Secretary, for more information.

Yes! Stay tuned for the announcement of our holiday events.

A Brief History of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church

Founded in June 1894 to organize the growing German Lutheran community south of Mount Vernon, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Williamsbridge quickly grew from a gathering of 15 in a rented hall to a congregation warranting its own location and full-time pastor. In 1897 – for $1,400 – our current site on East 219th Street was purchased, with our beloved basement built the following year. St. Peter’s members met in the basement for the next eight years.

By the church’s 10th anniversary in 1904, the basement was paid off. That fall, Mr. Emil Leske was contracted to add a “small but friendly upper auditorium” to complete the church building. The finished building was dedicated in September, 1906.¬†The architect in charge of design, Mr. John Davidson, also designed the First Presbyterian Church of Williambridge, which was completed in 1904 and also continues its service to the community.

Living through numerous local changes in nationalities, denominations, and economic progress, St. Peters still stands as a lighthouse in the Bronx, a church home for members seeking a small, family-style church community.

– Adapted from the 120th Anniversary Journal

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We'd love to hear from you!

Contact us via phone or email for more information and assistance.


741 E. 219th Street 
Bronx, NY 10467

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Phone: 718 652 6065