Who We Are

Our History

House of Prayer began in 1963.  The name of our congregation is based on Isaiah 56:7: “For My house will be called house of prayer for all peoples.”  It was then and yet remains an important part of our vision. We look forward to renewed spiritual growth and discovering vibrant ways of serving all God’s people in our community.

Our Mission

House of Prayer is a Lutheran congregation that strives to fulfill the mission given to us by our Lord to go and make disciples, to baptize, to teach and connect so that all will know God’s love. We are a family and we offer many opportunities for worship, study, fellowship, service and play. Click here for ways to get involved.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting mission.  Join us as we learn to be disciples and go into the world and our community to serve.

What We Believe

Lutherans are Christians who accept the teachings of Martin Luther (1483 – 1546).  He realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the church at that time.  Today, we still hold to the basic principles of Luther’s teachings such as grace alone, faith alone, scripture alone. These comprise the very essence of Lutheranism:

  • We are saved by the grace of God alone and not by anything we do;

  • Our salvation is through faith alone and a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation and;

  • The Bible is the norm for faith and life and is the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

House of Prayer is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  If you would like to know more about the Lutheran Church and the ELCA in particular, please visit their web site here.

Pastor's Message

Let me take the opportunity to say how good it is to have you here at House of Prayer.  Whether you feel it or not, your presence among us makes our joy more complete.

I pray that you feel the spirit of God’s love and acceptance in your life as you worship with us.  Additionally, I hope that you will find opportunities for your faith to grow and be challenged here.

If I can be of any help or answer any questions, please feel free to contact me at 210-696-1194, email me at pastorleifeste@gmail.com or just talk to me on Sunday morning.


Pastor Sandra


Sandra Leifeste