St. John Lutheran Church (II) - Jefferson Park (Chicago)

There were several congregations established in the area that used the name of St. John's, and this one became known as St. John's - Mayfair.  It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

The Rev. A. Detzer, Sr., from Des Plaines conducted the first services in this area in 1874, and the congregation was officially organized on 3 October 1875.  As the Volga German immigrants moved into the Jefferson Park and Mayfair neighborhoods beginning in 1888, many became members of St. John's.

In 1903, a group of twenty-six families from St. John's organized the daughter congregation of St. Paul's on Cranfield Ave.


4939 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
phone: 773.736.1112

Pastors & Priests: 

The congregation of St. John's has been served by the following pastors:

Fr. Brunn (1876-1881)
Paul Luecke (1886-1937)
Henry Blanke
John H. Lutz (1956-1990)
Richard A. Heinz (2009-present)


- The St. John's Story (church website)

Original St. John's facility.
Source: St. John's website

St. John's Lutheran Church & School
Jefferson Park (Chicago)

Interior of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Source: St. John's website