We acknowledge that we gather, worship, work and play on the unceded and traditional land of the Stó:lō people, particularly the Aitchelitz, Cheam, Kwaw kwaw apilt, Shxwha:y, Skowkale, Skwah, Soowahlie, Squiala, Tzeachten and Yakweakwioose First Nations.
We are an open and welcoming congregation that strives to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). We strive to be a vibrant, INCLUSIVE, caring, loving, praying, worshiping community that lives out God’s Gospel in deed and in word. Please come and be a part of our faith community.
Christ Lutheran was established on January 18, 1940. The original building was located at Victor and Cleveland streets. The current building on Charles Street was dedicated on May 16, 1971. For many years worship services were in both the German and English language, but for a number of years now services have been in English only.
The congregation has been served by 10 pastors. Dean Andersen has been with us since 2004.
Christ Lutheran Church, Chilliwack, is a congregation of the BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).
Rev. Dean Andersen, was born in Victoria, BC. He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario. Prior to his move to Christ Lutheran he has served congregations in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Manitoba. He is married to Kate and they have three children.
Pastor Dean desires that all people feel welcome to our community of faith and that all might hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and experience the Spirit of God active and alive in their lives.