Who We Are
A church where anyone can be transformed by the story of Jesus.
Church of Hope
Community involvement: St. Andrew's is home to a number of 12 step programs, exercise classes, and group meetings. We also are members of the Central Delaware Interfaith Alliance, which supports local food banks and shelters.
"To be Christ's disciples. To learn, live and spread Christian faith, hope and love."
What We Believe
The one true God, the Father almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth, who eternally exists in three persons in unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We are one in Christ Jesus; we are blessed to be a blessing; we are global in our outlook; we are sent to reach the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ and His salvation for us.
We are called to share the blessings that we have received from God with the global community – next door and around the world.
We are the sent ones, who bring the message of God’s love for all people.
As disciples, students, we come together to learn what it means to be “in Christ:” to go out into the world on Jesus’ behalf.
There is one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
Part of Something Bigger
St. Andrew's is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
We are a congregation within the Delaware-Maryland Synod. In total, there are 65 Synods in the ELCA, each within one of 9 regions. The ELCA is in deep working relationships with many other denominations. There are also agencies affiliated with the ELCA, such as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the Lutheran Disaster Response. The ELCA is a member of the Lutheran World Federation. From the largest congregation to the smallest, the ELCA strives to be church for the sake of the world. At St. Andrew’s we strive to be church together in Dover, Delaware, for the sake of the world.
Past and Present
Formally organized on the 26th of October 1958, St. Andrew's owes its foundation to Rev. Raymond Carl Best. It was on this day, St. Andrew's held it's first congregational gathering in Dover, DE. Since then, the church continues to do God's work and spread His Word in our community and around the world. St. Andrew's is a Lutheran church that holds on to traditional values, while looking ahead to the future.
Our staff is a dynamic and fun team that facilitates the ministries of St. Andrew's.
As a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I am blessed to serve our amazing God by preaching the Gospel, teaching the Word, and equipping the Saints. In other words, I get to tell people about Jesus, help them get to know God through the Bible, and prepare them to be servants who make a difference in the real world. Read More