Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran Church

We are followers of Jesus Christ who seek to Give. Real. Grace. to one another and to our community.  We grow together in our love for God and for our neighbor by equipping one another with God’s promises in Jesus Christ and empowering one another to be who God created them to be in their homes, their workplace, and their neighborhood.

We look forward to getting to know you and walking with you in your faith journey!

Sunday Service Livestream @ 10:15 AM

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Say Hello to Pastor George

Born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Pastor George attended Concordia University Wisconsin, during which he served four summers on staff at Camp Luther in Three Lakes Wisconsin, and continued to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, where he graduated with a Master’s in Divinity in 2010.

Pastor George accepted his first call to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Schenectady New York in June of 2010 where he served as Associate Pastor focusing on youth and family ministry. In November of 2019, Pastor George accepted a call to the LCMS Atlantic District to serve as Director of Gospel Communications, during which time he worked bi-vocationally, pursuing interests in the hospitality industry at Centre Street Public House and Garden in Schenectady.

In November 2023, Pastor George accepted a call to serve Immanuel Lutheran Church in Niskayuna, New York as pastor bi-vocationally alongside his call to the LCMS Atlantic District.

Coming from a Lutheran background, with experience in outdoor ministry, youth ministry, parish ministry, and hospitality, Pastor George has a deep-seated appreciation for the value of living together, and for the gifts God has given us in each other.

“We are His people, gathered around His gifts. It is good to be here.”


Immanuel is a growing faith family that has been part of the Schenectady region for over 115 years!  With deep roots in our community, we look to bring the amazing message of God’s love for the world to the area by making God’s love real and visible. Simply put, we seek to Give. Real. Grace.


When we say Give, it means that we encourage one another to live generously, following in the footsteps of Jesus in service toward our community.  We give of our time by volunteering to serve those around us. Whether it’s helping at a food pantry, serving meals at the City Mission, or caring for people when they come home from the hospital, Immanuel gives of themselves.

But we know that we can’t change the world by ourselves. That’s why we also live generously and give to those in our area that are transforming  people’s lives in real ways.  Through our partnerships with the City Mission, Safe Inc., and the Schenectady Inner City Ministry, we are helping people increase their impact and serve others when they need it the most.


It’s not always something that we see from people today.  That’s why at Immanuel we make sure to focus on meeting people where they are.  Immanuel isn’t a place where you have to put on a façade or pretend.  By spending time with one another, by building relationships and community, we make sure that you don’t have to try and be something you’re not.  God loves and accepts you right where you are… and so do we!


God’s undeserved, unimaginable love and acceptance through Jesus Christ.  It’s at the core of who we are as disciples. It’s because of God’s grace that we can live generously, knowing that because God has everything taken care of, we’ve got nothing to worry about!  It’s because of God’s grace that we can be real with one another, meeting each person where they are and growing with them. And it’s God’s grace in Jesus Christ that we look forward to sharing with you!


Whether you’re new to the area or a long time pillar of the community, Immanuel has a place for you!

Give us a call at 518-346-1958

Or email us at office@immanuelniskayuna.org