We, the members of First Lutheran Church are committed to proclaim the gospel to each other, our community and the world. The gospel calls us to be responsible, to care and to serve through education, evangelism and worship. We are members of Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. We are created by the Father, redeemed by Christ and empowered by the Spirit. We worship regularly, use the Sacraments, study and teach God's Word, pray and use our gifts and talents in God's service. Most of all, we care for others and share the good news of God's grace so that Christ may be glorified and all people may know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Through our lives we bring Christ to the heart of Birmingham. First Lutheran Church was founded in October 1887 with C.E. Scheibe installed as pastor of the new Zion Lutheran Church which was later renamed First Lutheran Church. Located in the historic Highland area of the Southside in Birmingham, First Lutheran Church is strategically positioned to fulfill its motto, "Bringing Christ to the heart of Birmingham".