Who We Are

Epiphany Lutheran Church is located, just west of Southern Illinois University (SIU). Core to our belief is that each of us is made right with God through the love, grace, and forgiveness given by God through the crucified and resurrected Son of God, Jesus Christ. We are met by God in two sacraments; Holy Baptism and the Holy Communion. While we cannot earn God’s love (it is a gift), we are equipped, empowered, and commissioned to love our neighbors, using our time, talent, and treasure.

Mission Statement

We, the members of Epiphany Lutheran Church, seek to be a welcoming and caring community of faith, proclaiming and celebrating the love of God in Jesus Christ, and living humbly as God’s servants in the world.

Church Body

Denominationally, we are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Epiphany is united with churches near and far in the denomination, but partners in ministry with other congregations within the Central/Southern Illinois Synod.Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) https://elca.org/ Central/Southern Illinois Synod https://www.csis-elca.org/


Epiphany Lutheran Church is a tale of two church bodies. Epiphany Lutheran Church was founded in 1960 and The Lutheran Church of All Saints was founded in 1976. When the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) was created in 1989 as a result of a merge between the Lutheran Church in America and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, Epiphany and All Saints followed to form one ELCA church in Carbondale in 1990. In 1997 the Epiphany building was renovated and a new worship space created.

For a complete history go to our History page.

History of the ELCA