St John Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Growing Tall in Christ to Reach all with Christ.

The people of St. John Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Kendallville believe that life without Jesus Christ is no life at all. We want all people to experience the peace and security of being a loved child of God. Jesus makes this all possible by His death on the cross, His rising from the dead, and His ascension into heaven.

Our Mission

Empowered by God’s Spirit, we are here to give glory to God by using as many ways as possible to bring as many people as possible into:

a life-long personal relationship with Christ;
a life-long, growing commitment to Christ;
and a lifetime of joyfully serving Christ.

Put another way, we are Growing Tall in Christ to Reach all with Christ.

Lutheran (LCMS)



Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - Traditional Service
  • 08:00am - Contemporary Service
  • 10:30am - Traditional Service
  • 10:30am - Contemporary Service


Bob Shriner

Bob Shriner

Pastor Shriner has been at St. John for 12 years. He attended Indiana University for his undergraduate degree. Upon graduation he served as an officer in the Marine Corps. After coming to faith as an adult, Pastor Shriner attended Concordia Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree and later a Doctor of Ministry degree. Pastor Bob has been married to Marcia for 32 years and together they have three children: Alicia, Rebekah and Christa. Alicia works as an accountant and lives with her husband Brian in Indianapolis. Rebekah works at Kraft in Kendallville. Christa is studying education at Grace College in Winona Lake. Pastor Shriner’s philosophy of ministry is one of emphasizing discipleship and personal evangelism in keeping with our ministry motto: Growing Tall in Christ to Reach All with Christ.

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