Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church
5005 McCandlish Road
Grand Blanc, MI
(810) 694-3540


Summer FREE Concert Series


Come join us for a night of Christian music. We are bringing two different WELS groups this summer for you, your family, and your friends. For BRANCHES BAND it will be their first time with us. CHRIS DRIESBACH will be making a return visit to Gloria Dei. Although the concerts are FREE, we will be receiving a free-will offering to help cover travel expenses for these artists.


Branches Band - Thursday, July 17, at 7:00 pm


A tree is known by its leaves; but without the roots and main trunk, the leaves would neither bud nor thrive. The leaves identify the tree, but the tree gives life to the leaves. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches...” Branches Band, a Milwaukee- based WELS music group, uses their love for music to identify the Savior of the world - Jesus! From ancient hymns to modern songs, from guitars and piano to vocal harmonies, the Truth of Godʼs love and grace is at the root of the Branches Band ministry.


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CHRIS DRIESBACH - Friday, August 8, at 7:00 pm is a Christian singer and songwriter. He belongs to Lamb of God Lutheran, a WELS church in Madison, Alabama. He is living proof of the power of the Holy Spirit, who gave him the gift of faith after living 33 years as an atheist. His music reflects both that story and his current life as a Christian. Chris sings original Christian songs in a variety of styles. Some songs are moving, some are thought-provoking, some are funny- but all give glory to God.


For more information, scheduling, albums, and other resources, visit or find him on Facebook at



Food for thought

Food for Thought

Recent Evangelism Tools

Here is one of the evangelism presentations given in church. Use it to spread the good news to all!
STOP Evangelism Presentation

Here is another evangelism presentation that was given on Sunday:
The Handy Dandy Method!

We invite you to Gloria Dei

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Thanks for visiting us. We pray that you will be nourished, strengthened, and better informed about God’s goodness and mercy that we are privileged to share at Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church.

No matter your background or spiritual understanding, we would love to serve you with God’s living and active Word. Please check us out. Come grow in your faith so you can face the challenges of each day with new confidence. We offer uplifting worship; relevant Bible study; and enjoyable fellowship and service opportunities.

Founded in 1971, Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church has changed lives for time and for eternity by the grace of God.

GLORIA DEI = Latin for “ Glory to God. ” It reminds us that all that we do is to give God glory.

EVANGELICAL = “ Gospel Centered. ” It keeps before our eyes the reason we exist and the message we are to proclaim.

LUTHERAN = Confessing the Christian teachings of Martin Luther and the Lutheran Confessions. We stand on “ Grace alone, through Faith alone, revealed in Scripture alone. ”

CHURCH = We are a gathering of living, spiritual stones, built on the foundation of the prophets and apostles with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. We assemble around God’s Word and Sacraments for spiritual growth.


Rev. Dennis Himm & Kay Himm

Pastor Dennis Himm has been serving the congregaton of Gloria Dei since October, 1988. He and his wife, Kay, have 5 daughters and 9 (soon to be 10) grandchildren. Kay serves both as the organist and choir director.

Pastor Dennis Himm