Who We Are

We, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, believe the Holy Bible to be the verbally inspired Word of God and sufficient in all matters of faith and Life. In the Bible there is revealed to us the Triune God, the Father our Creator, the Son our Savior, the Holy Spirit our Sanctification. God gives direction for our life in the Ten Commandments. He teaches us how to pray in the Lord's Prayer. He assures us in Holy Baptism that he who believes in Christ and is baptized shall be saved. In Holy Communion Christ gives us His body and blood under the forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. We are made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ and now look forward to eternal life with Him in heaven.


During the autumn of 1941 a few Lutheran families felt a desire for worship services in Beaverton. After having received permission from the NorthWest District of the Missouri Synod to start a mission, the first service was held. In 1943, land was purchased at the corner of Menlo and Farmington Road in Beaverton. By 1945 the congregation had outgrown the church and three acres of land were purchased at SW 12th and Hall Blvd., where we are today.

Beginning in the 60's, Pilgrim began what would become their mission with the offering of a Kindergarten class. Next came a new educational wing that was added to the church in 1970. In 1981 the members of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church approved the establishment of a Christian Day School, grades K-4. Grades 5 and 6 were added in 1983. Preschool was added in 1985. In 1991, a new addition was added to the educational wing of the building. This would eventually house grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. The last addition made to the building was opened on September 11, 2001. This included a gym, kitchen and lunch room, office space, library and six additional classrooms to accommodate 200+ students.