About us

History of PTLC can be traced back to September 1988 when former pastor Kuo accepted God's calling and was commissioned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)to move from Dallas, Texas to Portland, Oregon for pioneering Christian ministry among the Asians. A bible study group was started initially by pastor Kuo as a routine gathering for a small group of Taiwanese.

After about five months of frequent small group bible studies and prayer meetings, members of bible study group all agreed to meet at St. Mark Lutheran Church in SE Portland. Our first Sunday service took place on Easter Sunday March the 26th of 1989. On October 8, 1990, our meeting place moved to Shalom Center of St. Luke Lutheran Church in southwest Portland. After another year and three months, our church moved again. This time we moved to St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon. We started our first service there with a combined service with St. Andrews Lutheran Church on February 2, 1992.

Pastor Kuo retired in April, 1999. Thanks to God's grace and blessing, after several months of prayer and with help of ELCA, Pastor Mao-Rong Hsieh and his family come to Portland on December 14 1999 to serve the Lord in our Taiwanese Church. In September 11,2012, Pastor Mao-Rong Hsieh has left us, he is now rest in peace in Heaven. Pastor Yang Tai-Ling served as our temporary Pastor for almost two years while we searched for a new Pastor. In April 2014, Pastor Joe Chang and his wife Jenny Chang starts serving us in the church. We are very thankful to have a Pastor again.

Hope you will be able to learn more about our church's history and structures through this web page. Please continue to pray for our church, pastor, committee, and members. God bless you.