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About Us

About Our Church

Hope Lutheran Church was established in Dearborn in 1947 as a mission congregation of the United Lutheran Church in America. The first worship services were actually held in June of 1946 in the homes of future members. They soon found a more permanent home for their worship services by renting space at the Penn Elementary School one block from the future home of the congregation.

Hope Lutheran Church was officially formed on March 16, 1947 when 80 members signed the charter establishing Hope as a congregation. The new congregation began to grow and began to save money for a new church building which was finally dedicated on September 17, 1950 at the corner of Carlysle and Madison Avenues.

Hope continued to expand its membership and its facilities throughout the next 20 years. A new sanctuary and fellowship hall were dedicated in 1960 and the church was expanded to its current size when a large educational unit was constructed to replace the original church building in 1970.

Today, Hope Lutheran Church is a multi-generational congregation that invites you to truly come as you are to experience the love of God and the fellowship of our community of faith. It is our prayer that you find a renewed and revived faith in the One who came to save us all and that the words of Scripture come alive for you.


Hope Lutheran Church has been led by the following individuals called to serve God’s Church:

  • 1946: Mr. William Schaffer – Student from Hamma Divinty School
  • 1946-1949: The Rev. Walter Koepf (Mission Developer then became first called Pastor)
  • 1950-1955: The Rev. Carl Kaltreider
  • 1955-1994: The Rev. Daniel Rolik 1965-1967: The Rev. Robert Cobb – Assistant Pastor
  • 1968-1971: The Rev. David Mann – Assistant Pastor
  • 1977-1978: The Rev. Ralph Lavieri – Assistant Pastor
  • 1979-1994: The Rev. Barton Beebe – Associate Pastor
  • 1995-2005: The Rev. Harold Schlachtenhaufen
  • 2005-2007: The Rev. Carey Mack – Interim Pastor
  • 2007-2009: The Rev. Alvin Shrum
  • 2009-2011: The Rev. Ted Aller – Stated Supply Pastor
  • 2012: The Rev. Albert Le Blanc Jr.

Head Pastor

Pastor Albert Le Blanc Jr. pastoralbert@hlcdearborn.org

Pr. Albert is a native of SE Michigan. He was originally from Taylor and graduated from Taylor Center High School. Pr. Albert received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Detroit College of Business and worked in the business industry (primarily in training and development) for nearly 18 years prior to entering public ministry full-time. He earned his Master of Divinity from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit and also studied at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH. Pr. Albert lives in Southgate with his wife Angela, their two children, Emilee and Jakob, and the family dog, Zoie.

Administrative Assistant

Lynn Grunst office@hlcdearborn.org

Lynn Grunst began her employment with HLC in September 2013 as the Administrative Assistant to the Pastor and the Church Secretary. Lynn lives in Dearborn and is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dearborn.

Service Times & Directions


Sundays: 10:30am
(With Holy Communion)

Sunday School: Sunday school is offered from 9:30a - 10:15a


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3640 Madison Street
Dearborn, MI 48124
P: (313) 278-4810