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]

Pastor Matt Canniff-Kesecker
336-303-8358 (cell)
[email protected]

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
Redeveloper / Pastor

Pastor 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 has recently completed his 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

  • How's it going, poplc.gso? Want to be Instagram cool? Have you ever thought about what it feels like to be an Instagram Influencer? I want you to imagine that it's Friday and you have just woken up from a sound summer-time nap. You pull out your cell. Make your way to your page. Whoaaa, you think, Over 561 likes on a single picture. Heading to the kitchen, you put the kettle on for some coffee and check your Instagram while you wait. Presto! Another 87 likes. Here comes another one. This time it's not a like but a message from one of your followers. They commend you on your success and let you know they love waking up to your content. A smirk grows on your face as you see another message. This person emailed you to let you know she loves your posts. Within minutes, your phone buzzes AGAIN. Oops, another hit. But you can’t hit them back—you’ve got to hit the gym. Let's stop the simulation there. Most people have a hard time getting what they want in life. People can hardly force themselves to eat a good breakfast. Now, this is the point in time where you learn to take control of your Instagram. Now, what if you increased your engagement by 100%, or 1000%? Truth is, it's not the most complicated thing in the world to get more. As an example, all the old pros use our website. In just minutes after posting, we get your images piled with likes. If you are anything like our other valued compadres, you'll have a great chance of hitting the "Top Post" section in a very short time. This is all great, but you have really got to put in the work to make it happen. OK, you got me, it is not real work. 1. Visit 2. Put your Instagram username. 3. 10 - 15 likes will be sent to your 3 most recent uploads. Just like that. Being a regular staple on that page will accelerate your growth 10x, easy. You know where the answer to fame is. Now reach for it. Are you ready? Chow for now.
  • 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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