Mt Hermon Lutheran Church

Statesville, North Carolina, United States


  • Address: 106 Mt Hermon Rd, Statesville, North Carolina 28625
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Eric Guy
  • Phone: 828.405.4232
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  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Position Title: Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Purpose:  To serve the church by providing a balanced ministry of preaching, teaching, pastoral care and organizational leadership to the congregation, and to enable the church to grow to its full potential in membership and spiritual vitality.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

     1. Provide a solid Bible-based preaching and teaching ministry to meet the needs of the congregation and attract new members.

    2. Lead in worship and administer the Sacraments.

    3. Encourage and nurture the spiritual development and beliefs of the congregation through regular teaching of the Bible.

    4. Lead and inspire the church board(s) and congregation in the development and effective operation of a wide range of program activities.

    5. Recruit, motivate and train youth and adult leaders.

    6. Administer the program of the church by leading volunteers and members and conducting regular meetings for planning and informational purposes.

    7. Provide pastoral counseling in times of crisis and minister to the sick, dying and bereaved.

    8. Conduct weddings and funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support.

    9. Instruct classes of new members as needed.

    10. Moderate the church board(s) to develop reasonable goals, communicating a clear sense of direction and equipping the leadership for ministry.

    11. Help to develop and administer the budget, and lead financial drives and giving programs as needed.

    13. Represent the church by serving on appropriate denomination committees and community organizations.

    14. Schedule necessary time for study, preparation and planning in order to develop and maintain a deep level of spiritual growth.

    15. Cooperate with the church council by performing any other duties when asked to do so.



    The pastor will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a Religious studies field (i.e. Theology, Christian Ministry, etc).




    What We Believe:

    • This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe
      • Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
      • The proclamation of God's message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
      • The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
    • This church accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.
    • This church accepts the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church. This church accepts the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it In faith and doctrine all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
    • This church accepts the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church.
    • This church confesses the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God's mission in the world.





    A Short History of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church


    Mt. Hermon is named for the majestic Mt. Hermon in Israel. Mt. Hermon is the highest peak in Israel, usually snow-capped, with its foothills forming the tributaries of the River Jordan which provides life to so much of Israel. Psalm 133:3 teaches: It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore. 

    (English Standard Version)


    Mt. Hermon was formed on July 26, 1896, when 38 interested Lutherans met, adopted a constitution, elected officers and called Rev. W. L. Darr as pastor. Since its beginning Mt. Hermon has been served by twenty pastors including Rev. W. H. Dutton who served two different terms. Rev. Lawrence Yount served faithfully from 1962 until 2001. Pastor Gene Bruce served from 2001-2008, Pastor Tom Corbell served from 2010-2017, and presently Pastor Will Dulin.


    The first building was erected in 1896 and was remodeled and expanded with the addition of our present sanctuary in 1942. Mt. Hermon's parsonage was built in 1953 and the educational building was built in 1962. All building has been done with much "Labor of Love" by the congregation, and the church has always remained debt-free. The remodel of the educational building was completed in 2016 and is now twice the size.


    Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church disaffiliated from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on April 25, 2010. Subsequently, the church affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). This has been a prayerful decision based solidly on the teachings of the inspired Word of God.


    Through one hundred twenty five years, Mt. Hermon has shared the closeness of a true community in Christ. Through births, deaths, baptisms and confirmations Mt. Hermon has remained a church family, always committed to each other and to our common journey with Christ. With a quiet pride in our past and eternal hope in the future, we invite you to join us in our walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.