Welcome to First Lutheran Church. Here we stand on the foundation of Jesus Christ and His Word. We are a historic congregation with worship, study, and life together that treasure the truth and beauty of Biblical Lutheran theology and the culture of the Reformation Era as well as doctrinally pure expressions of the Christian faith and life from around the globe and throughout history. First Lutheran has been serving and worshiping in the Knoxville community since 1869. Come to First Lutheran Church to receive and serve our God and our neighbors in need.

In Christ’s service,

Pastor Floyd Smithey


Pastor Schmidt’s Installation Pictures

Rev. Edward Schmidt was installed at First Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 12. We welcome Pastor Schmidt and his family to First Lutheran and to the Knoxville area. After Pastor Schmidt’s Installation, we celebrated with a meal in the gym. Below are some pictures of the Installation and meal.

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Mary’s Tea Pictures

On Saturday, November 11, we welcomed Mary Schmidt to First Lutheran with a celebration in the meeting room.  Below are some pictures from the celebration.

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Installation of Reverend Edward Schmidt

REVEREND EDWARD SCHMIDT will be installed as pastor at First Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN on November 12, 2017, at 4:00pm. The celebrant for the installation will be Rev. Michael Miller, Circuit Visitor for the District and representative for Dr. Roger Paavola, President of the Mid-South District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. A celebration of […]

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