In the mid-19th Century, many Germans from the region of Mecklenburg immigrated to Macomb Township to escape economic, social, and religious oppression. These Germans joined Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waldenburg (now Macomb) because they held the same Lutheran beliefs. The area north of Immanuel was growing at a faster rate so they built a branch school at the corner of 24 Mile Road and Romeo Plank Road. Five years later, the parents of these children as well as other area Lutherans decided to form their own church that was closer to where they lived.

On February 20, 1882, 19 members of Immanuel and their families received a peaceful release, and with several others formed St. Peter Lutheran Church that very day. The new congregation was served by Immanuel’s pastor for the first few years until Pastor O. Wuest was called to preach and also teach in the school. St. Peter grew very quickly the first few decades. The congregation joined the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in 1889. The church was enlarged in 1911 and a new parsonage and school were built in the 1920’s. The congregation consisted mostly of German farmers and their families. Worship services were held in German until the 1950’s along with English services starting in the 1920’s.

In the 1960’s plans were made to accommodate the growing community by having a new church and school on the northwest corner of 24 Mile and Romeo Plank. This church was dedicated in 1973.


The church and school continued to grow as the surrounding farm land turned into subdivisions, and in 2006 we dedicated our new sanctuary.

God continues to bless the St. Peter family through His Word and gifts, strengthening us to live as His people. If you are looking for a church home, we welcome you and invite you to join us in the work that God has given us to, so that “in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ!” (1 Peter 4:11)