Belton Campus

1215 S. Wall St.
Belton, TX 76513

Generational  Worship
Sunday – 9 AM

Sunday School and Bible Class
Sunday – 10:20 AM

Temple Campus

2109 W. Ave. H.
Temple, TX 76504

Acoustic Worship
Saturday – 5 PM

Traditional Worship
Sunday – 8 AM

Sunday School and Bible Class
Sunday – 9:15 AM

Contemporary Worship
Sunday – 10:30 AM

Note: Service times are subject to change during holiday seasons like Christmas and Easter.
You can find those changes in our events list when they are announced.


Let us know you’re coming so we can make your time with us enjoyable!


Our worship services are a time for us as the Church to come together as a baptized community of believers, meet Jesus in His Word and Supper, respond to Him with prayer, praise and thanksgiving, connecting with each other to embrace the story of Jesus and the stories in which we live.  It’s for that reason we place an important emphasis on what is sacred, sincere, and substantial. You will find our services are created to proclaim the story of Jesus through our music, sermons, and even the seasons of the Church Year.

  • Our Acoustic Worship Service combines the ancient beauty of church hymns with a few modern songs and shares it with a simple acoustic sound. This worship service is available at our Temple Campus on Saturdays at 5PM, is an acoustic blend.

  • Our Historic Worship Services bring forth the richness and beauty of all the church has created for worship over the centuries including the beauty of historic hymns and the use of classical choirs and instruments such as the organ and hand bells. You can join us for one of our historic services at our Temple campus, Sundays 8 AM or our Belton campus, Sundays 11:00 AM.

  • Our Contemporary Worship Service is piano driven and features drums, guitars, and selections of the best contemporary Christian worship has to offer. This worship service is available at our Temple Campus on Sundays at 10:30 AM.

  • Our Modern Worship Service is predominantly guitar driven and will offer an ancient/modern sound with an order of worship that is much more free flowing. The music includes a combination of all of the great modern worship songs and hymns the church has created throughout the centuries but offered in a simple band style. This worship service is available at our Belton Campus on Sundays at 9:00 AM.

We understand keeping children focused is a busy task for all parents. Therefore, the Nursery/Care Room is available for parents to use during any of our worship services to assist you in those moments where you might need to step out and care for your child. In Belton the Care Room is the first door on the left as you exit the Worship Center. In Temple, go through the doors into the lobby and head down the main hallway. The Nursery is the second door on your left.

Immanuel Lutheran is a family church and we want to offer a safe place for children to explore all that God has made them to be in Jesus. At both campuses, our Bible Discovery Hour begins with a unified gathering of family friendly music, prayer and food. From there all ages will split off into age appropriate discovery and activities. At our Temple location Bible Discovery Hour begins Sundays at 9:15 am in the Auditorium. At our Belton location Bible Discovery Hour begins Sundays at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall.

At ILM, you will find that people dress differently based on their personal style preferences and views on worship. Ultimately, though, we don’t care what you wear as long as you wear something.

Martin Luther’s hope at the time of the Reformation in the 1500’s was to reform or change those teachings and practices in the church that were contrary to God’s Word. Uniquely enough, Luther was also happy to keep the teachings and practices in the church that agreed with God’s Word to begin with. At the same time, those churches which enter into the Evangelical and Reformed branches of Christianity, tended to want to reform everything about the church of the day. Lutheran’s therefore, find themselves uniquely in the middle of the different churches. There are similarities, in fact, with most branches of the Christian church, (Catholicism, the Reformed churches and Evangelicals) but differences remain as well. For a more in depth understanding of Lutherans, visit The LCMS website.


See What’s Happening at ILM

New Member Class

January 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 19, 2020

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Join A Small Group Today

We have a variety of groups at ILM but all are designed to help us grow in our relationship with Jesus and people inside and outside of His church. Our goal is to help people seek, recognize and respond to what Jesus is up to in our daily lives and the lives of the people we encounter on a regular basis.

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Immanuel Lutheran Ministries (ILM) exists to reveal the beauty of the Kingdom of God by sharing the goodness of Jesus with all people. In 2012 Immanuel Lutheran Church in Temple and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Belton merged to become Immanuel Lutheran Ministries, one church in two locations so that we could share that good news of Jesus to the Eastern portion of Bell County (Temple, Belton, and Salado).

No matter who you are or where you’ve been, strangers are family at ILM. We believe God wants to share the beauty of His Kingdom with you through the goodness of His Son Jesus. Come as you are. You will only find forgiven sinners in our church: Forgiven sinners who are loved by God. Forgiven sinners who have a restored relationship with the Father. Forgiven sinners who are still on their journey of faith. We invite you to join us on that journey!


  • We believe in ONE God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • We believe the Father created a perfect universe in 6, 24 hour days and rested on the 7th day

  • We believe the Son came down from Heaven, was born of the Virgin Mary, named Jesus and lived among us in order to save the world from sin by suffering, dying and rising from the dead

  • We believe the Holy Spirit is God’s gift to people who creates and sustains saving faith through the gospel of Jesus Christ

  • We believe faith in Jesus is the only way to be saved and that faith is a gracious and free gift from God for all people

Click Here To Learn More About Us


Pastor Dana Wilhelmsen

It is my great joy to welcome you to Immanuel Lutheran Ministries. I’m Pastor Dana and I wanted to take a moment and thank you for visiting our website. Immanuel Lutheran Ministries exists to reveal the beauty of God’s Kingdom to people, neighborhoods and cultures by sharing the goodness of Jesus with all people by what we say and what we do. Nothing would please me more than for you to join us on the journey. I’d like to personally invite you to visit one our five worship services at either of our two locations and share with us your story so that we can get to know you and your family a bit better. Even if ILM isn’t the best fit for you, our prayer is that you join Jesus on His mission in some way, somewhere. After all, Jesus has poured out His life for you in such a powerful and personal way and invites you and your family to take the next step of joining Him on His mission. Thanks you so much for stopping by our website. Don’t be a stranger, we’d love to get to know you better!

Pastor Dana has served ILM as Sr. Pastor for over 8 years. He is married to Vera where they began their ministry planting churches in Arizona and working to bring people to Jesus from out of life in the cults. Dana and Vera have 3 girls, grand kids and a great grand baby too!

Pastor Grayson Albers

Temple Campus Pastor

Pastor Grayson Albers (PG) is our Temple Campus Pastor, is Married to Kim and has 2 boys and a girl. PG is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a focus on biblical languages and pre seminary studies and went to Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO for his pastoral studies. PG likes to hunt and is an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Our Dallas fans pray for him a lot. :-)

Nikki Hernandez

Business Manager

Nikki serves as the business manager for Immanuel Lutheran Ministries and helps to make sure the books are balanced and the bills are paid. She and her husband have three sweet daughters and a host of farm animals they love to care for. In her spare time, Nikki enjoys camping, boating, and all things “outdoorsy” with her family. (Yes, outdoorsy is a word. You should add it to your vocabulary!)

Pastor Luke Madsen

Belton Campus Pastor

Pastor Luke is our Belton Campus Pastor, is married to Darcy and has four teenage girls. So we pray for him a lot :-) Pastor Luke is a graduate of Concordia University Texas with a focus on biblical languages and church music and went to Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, IN for his pastoral studies. Pastor Luke loves to fish and is an avid Texas Longhorn football fan.

Malinda Averil

Office Administrator

Malinda serves Immanuel as our Administrative Assistant and has been a member here at ILM for many years. Malinda has served as a leader on many of our boards, including the Board of Directors and in her free time, Malinda loves great music, a good book and the outdoors.

Marca Scott

Minister of Family Life

Marca is our Children’s Minister and has served at Immanuel for over ten years. She is married to Jerry and has 3 grown children and grandchildren. In her spare time she loves watching The Voice with her daughter. Marca recently served as our Children’s Minister and is currently transitioning to our Minister of Family Life.

Robin Smith

Director of Worship

Robin is our Director of Worship, is married to Karen, and has seven adult children, two of which are still in college.  Robin has a Bachelors Degree of Music Education from Baylor University and a Masters in Organizational Development from Abilene Christian University.  He is passionate about heart-felt worship, expressing the beauty of Christ, and leadership development.  In his spare time he loves music, reading, and sports.


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