The Lehigh Mission District is an association of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in portions of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Mission District supports various ministries through the cooperation and support of all of its member churches. These ministries include after school and summer programs for inner city kids, food banks and free meal programs, and fellowship programs for senior citizens, as well as other worthy ministries.
The current Dean of the Lehigh Mission District is Rev. Nelson Quiñones, who currently serves as Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fogelsville, PA. Pastor Quiñones was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He lived in Allentown most of his life, graduating from Dieruff High School. Immediately upon graduating he enlisted in the US Navy where he held the rank of Petty Officer Third Class as an Electronic Technician. While in the Navy Reserves, he graduated from United Wesleyan College in Allentown with a BS in English Bible and Theology. He then worked at Lehigh County Prison as a Translator/Correctional Counselor, until leaving to pursue graduate work at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia where he received his Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Quiñones was ordained and installed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. He also served at Christ Lutheran Church, Easton and San Martin de Porres Lutheran Church as well as assisted in the ecumenical endeavor of the Iglesia La Hermosa in Easton. He has served six years as pastor at St. John’s Fogelsville.
Regarding churches of the Lehigh Mission District: Please note that the dates and times listed for worship and other congregational activities may have changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Contact the church directly to confirm before making any plans to attend.
Operation Sunshine: Due to cancellations by scheduled venues, and for the health and safety of our travelers, all day trips have been cancelled. We look forward to traveling with you again later in 2021.