Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

ELCA church with a unique and relevant ministry focus. Word and Sacrament every Sunday at 11 AM. Greensboro, NC
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (POPLC) is committed to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and serving the community as Christ did.

We are a predominantly African-American church, located in the historic Warnersville community of Greensboro, NC. When visiting, you'll find that we are a very diverse, and welcoming worship community.

We are a center for service striving to improve the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of our members and our community.

We host the Out of the Garden Project Urban Teaching Farm at Warnersville , and have a parish nurse who provides free health consultations, chair yoga, and other workshops. POPLC has an active children and youth ministry, Bible Studies, Gospel Choir, Fellowship opportunities and more!

We welcome you to visit our ELCA affiliated congregation and see what we're all about: God's work, our hands. Word and Sacrament worship service every Sunday at 11 AM.

Church email: [email protected]

Vicar Matt Canniff-Kesecker
Redeveloper / Student-Pastor
336-303-8358 (cell)
[email protected]

Parish Nurse:
[email protected]; 336-802-6819

Music Leader / Choir Director:
Colin McDearman

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Progressive, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Hand-clapping, Gay affirming

Community Service, Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Choir, Adult Education, Yoga/Meditation, Young Adults, Seniors Ministry

Traditional Hymns, Gospel Choir, Passionate Reverent, Praise and Worship

Lutheran (ELCA)




Plan Your Visit


1100 Curtis St
Greensboro, NC 27406

(336) 378-9738


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Our Services

What are services like?
African-American / Lutheran

What is the community like?
Smaller in number, but big in heart. We are multiracial and diverse in ages represented. We are an ELCA congregation. This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come visit for 11 AM worship or 10:15 AM Adult Bible Study every Sunday. We are non-judgmental and welcome those who are questioning.

Leadership View all


Matt Canniff-Kesecker
Vicar (Redeveloper / Student Pastor)

Vicar Matt Canniff-Kesecker began serving Prince of Peace in August 2018. Matt grew up at Lutheridge Camp in the mountains of NC where he was formed in Christian community and ministry with all ages. He has over 15 years of professional ministry experience including on camp staff, with the organization Youth Encounter, and in Lutheran congregations in Charleston, SC, Sarasota, FL, and Minneapolis, MN. Matt’s role at Prince of Peace is pastor and community organizer, building the Beloved Community where all can experience a full life of belonging, justice, and the love of Jesus. Matt is married to Aubrey, and they have two young daughters. In addition to serving Prince of Peace, he is currently in the final year of study for his Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. When he has a second of spare time, Matt likes to play bluegrass music and bake bread with his daughters.

What Members Say Add your voice

  • Hey, poplc.gso! Do you not wish you were Instagram popular? Have you ever thought about what it feels like to be an Instagram Influencer? Picture this: You wake up early in the morning, even before your alarm buzzes. Roll over, check the phone. Opening up Instagram. Hmmm, you think, Over 561 likes on a single picture. Heading to the kitchen, you put the kettle on for some tea and check your Instagram while you wait. Presto! Another 87 likes. And another message just popped up. It's from one of your followers asking about your workout regime, and giving you daps on your third official month of practicing yoga. As you read it, you begin to smile. It is a super sweet-looking person, and they love your posts. As you begin to respond, your phone buzzes again. Oops, another hit. But you can’t reply—you’ve got to hit the gym. Let's stop the simulation there. People have a hard time acquiring what they want in life. People can hardly force themselves to eat a good breakfast. My job is to take people from Instagram anonymous to Insta-celebrity. (It sounds foolish, but results don't lie.) Now, what if you could raise your engagement by 100%, or 1000%? Truth is, it is not the most difficult thing in the world to get more. As an example, all the old pros use our website. Our super savvy, confidential service automatically sends likes to your images a few minutes after you have posted them. The "Top Post" section, all of a sudden, does not seem that far away. And because we love you, we made testing things out as simple as kitchen-cooled apple crumble: 1. Check out 2. Enter in your Instagram username. 3. Your 3 most recent pictures are getting 10 - 15 likes. Just like that. Hitting the Top Post page will 10X your Instafame. But you have got to do more than just want it--you have got to do something about it. Are you willing? See you on the flipside.
  • It is here at Prince of Peace that my soul is filled and my discipleship practiced and challenged. I love that it is the love of Jesus binds us and is with us over the rough spots. People are genuine in their welcoming. The worship is contemporary mix of "Lutheran, Gospel, jazz". The choir is wonderful, and the music is augmented by violin, guitar, trombone etc. It is pretty difficult to stay "down" . A word, a song, a hug, a smile , a handshake are tools of the Spirit will re-charge & and make you feel "this is home." Ann Hess
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