Our Savior's Lutheran

Our Savior's Lutheran

Our Beginnings

The community of Bylas was served by traveling Lutheran missionaries from 1903 to 1920.  The church was any of the camps in the area.  The parsonage was a newspaper covered cot under a mesquite trees.  Later on there was also an office:  a barn with a desk in the loft and hay for the missionary's horse underneath.  There has been a resident missionary in Bylas since 1920, and it was not uncommon for the missionary to also serve the mining towns of Safford and Morenci.  Some, like Missionary Ernst Sprengler (1930-1947), were both pastor and principal of the Christian elementary school that was started at the Lutheran Mission in Bylas.  Our Savior's Lutheran Church no longer has an elementary school in operation, but still has a thriving church and ministry in the Bylas community.

Our Savior's Calendar

On the Southern most point of the San Carlos Reservation on US HWY 70 at mile marker 295


Mailing Address:

Our Savior's Lutheran

295 US Hwy 70

Box 18

Bylas, AZ 85530-0018


Worship: 9 AM Sundays
Sunday School: 9:45 AM Sundays Pre-8th
Bible Doctrine 101 Course: 6:30 PM Tuesdays
Adult "Apache Christian Training School" Bible Courses: 6:30 PM Wednesdays
Youth Confirmation Classes: 6:30 PM Thursdays
Garden, Baking & Bible Class: for caregivers and children: 5:30 PM Thursdays

Current Pastor

Pastor Joseph Dietrich


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Pastor Dan Rautenberg

Native American Mission

Field Coordinator

Apache  Christian Training School  (ACTS) Director