Pastor Al Socker, mission developer for the Lutheran Church in America (later renamed the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) came to Stuart, Florida in 1975 and began recruiting members to a new church that they named Prince of Peace (founded on March 18, 1976).
Parishioners met and held services at Trinity Methodist Church, a small church in Rio. By 1978, Prince of Peace purchased land and built a sanctuary and fellowship hall at 2200 NW Federal Highway in Stuart. Within 15 years they paid off the mortgage and then added the outreach and teach building on the property. This building houses church offices and since December of 1999 has hosted the first Alzheimer’s Community Care facility in the area. In 1988 the Florida-Bahamas Synod was formed, which is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Prince of Peace is a member of the Florida-Bahamas Synod.
Located 1 mile south of the Treasure Coast Mall on US1 (NW Federal Hwy) in Stuart, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is also lovingly known by its members as POP. Some people travel for considerable distance to be able to join the fellowship to worship at Prince of Peace because people experience a welcoming family they soon identify as their own.
The age of most of our congregation today is between 50 and 95. We have made a commitment to our growth – both in numbers and through our efforts to share the Good News. Thanks be to God, as we are witnessing that commitment becoming a reality.
Whether you are a visitor or you are seeking a permanent church family, do come worship with us. We will be delighted to see you. Join with us for coffee and goodies following the service, and, if you can, for a Bible study that begins about 10.
We welcome you to join us in our walk of faith.