What makes us unique? Why walk with us?

Three characteristics have described The American Association of Lutheran Churches from our beginning: CONFESSING, CARING, and CALLING.


We believe that God has saved us by grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from any of our own works. Martin Luther called this, “the chief article of the whole Christian doctrine.”

The Bible alone is the source of our theology and doctrine. We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. It is the indisputable authority and rule in all faith and life. The Holy Bible has greater authority than our feelings, our understanding, our culture, or our comforts. Simply stated, it is God’s Word.

Many people say that they believe the Bible, but they interpret it in a variety of ways. We accept the Lutheran Confessions because they are the correct interpretation and explanation of the Holy Bible.


We are a small but growing church body. This means every pastor and every congregation is dear to us. There are no disposable people here. We work hard to genuinely care for each pastor and every congregation in our Association.

By the grace of God, we are growing and planting new churches. But no matter how large we grow, we are committed to being honest and gracious in our relationships among ourselves and with others. We take seriously the biblical command to be, “diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).


We believe that God has called us to care for people beyond ourselves. We are called to reach out to people as the hands and heart of Christ. The AALC is committed to pioneering new missions across America.

Also, we are called to extend the Kingdom beyond our shores, into other lands. There are people in every nation in desperate need of the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ. We may be small, but we are powerful when we walk together.

God is blessing our beloved body of churches and calling new people to “walk together” with us every day.

This is where we stand:

We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe the Holy Bible is God’s infallible, inerrant Word.

We accept the Lutheran Confessions because they are the right interpretation of the Bible.

We are a church body that counts every pastor and congregation as precious.

We believe God has called us to reach people in our communities and around the world.

Come join us. “Let’s Walk Together!”

Our Ministry Leaders

Pastor Ray Lorthioir – is a Long Island, NY native and has been Senior Pastor at Trinity for 35 years. He’s been married to Carol for 47 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. Pastor Ray’s journey of faith has taken him from a skeptical view of the Bible and Christianity to whole-hearted devotion. God’s Word is true from beginning to end.
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Jerry George from Chennai, India. Living in New York along with wife Vasikari and 2 children. An Evangelist of the GELnet Organization, now working for Trinity Lutheran Church, West Hempstead to raise a new congregation and to gain souls for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Jerry’s experiences has instilled in him an ardent longing to share the truth of the gospel.
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EDWIN MENDIVELSOAssistant to the Pastor
Pastor Edwin Mendivelso 49, is from Bogota, Colombia. He has consecrated his life to Missions: 25 years in Latin America,
5 years in Northern Canada and 1 year in Tacoma WA.
By the Mercy of God, Edwin is in the process of planting a Latino Church here at Trinity to glorify God’s name among the nations.
He will arrive in the U.S. after the current virus Pandemia is over.
You can contact Pastor Edwin with questions or for interviews by email.

Edwin Mendivelso (Pastor Asistente) –
El Pastor Edwin Mendivelso de Bogota, Colombia, tiene 49 anos y ha consagrado su vida a las Misiones:
25 anos en Latino America, 5 anos en el Norte de Canada y un ano en Tacoma WA USA.
Por la Misericordia de Dios, el Pastor Edwin esta en el proceso de plantar una Iglesia Latina aquí en La Iglesia
Trinidad para glorificar a Dios entre las naciones. El llegara a USA después de la actual pandemia.
Sientase libre en contactar al Pastor Edwin con preguntas o para entrevistas a: mendivelsoedwin@yahoo.es

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Trinity Lutheran Church works to change the community through a network of church leaders, community gatherings, training events and resources. Giving God all the glory he deserves.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me