Whether you use a mouse, touchpad, or touchscreen, there are a lot of good resources just a click away on the internet. We welcome your suggestions for additions to the list on this page.

Whether you use a mouse, touchpad, or touchscreen, there are a lot of good resources just a click away on the internet. We welcome your suggestions for additions to the list on this page.

There are a lot of sites out there on the worldwide web, but the ones linked below are those we think might be especially useful for you. For example, some links show how Pilgrim is a part of conservative, confessional Lutherans around the world, country, state, and region, and from others you can see that we also serve our region and community. In many cases, the descriptions with the links give you both some idea of why we think the link is useful and of what you will find on the site.


International Lutheran Council
The international association of confessional Lutherans to which our church body belongs; find out where in the world confessional Lutheran churches are, read papers shared at international gatherings, etc.

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, ON
One of two seminaries of Lutheran Church–Canada, CLTS was started by faculty from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, and, under Ontario law, grants its academic degrees under the auspices of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Our pastor completed his seminary training at CLTS.

The Book of Concord
Said to be “the largest and most frequently visited Internet site for the Lutheran Confessions”, attracting “visitors literally from around the world” and “often the only way people have to access the Book of Concord.”


The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Our church body; the website features daily devotionals, databases of congregations and church workers, Frequently Asked Questions about Lutheranism, and more

Concordia Publishing House
The publishing company of our church body; find books and Bibles, recordings of music, other gift items, subscriptions for Portals of Prayer and Lutheran Witness, and the like

Issues, Etc.
Once a little-known talk show on a synod-owned radio station, now a website hosting a variety of “Christ-centered” and “Cross-focused” talk radio shows

Lutheran Hour Ministries
Once the Lutheran Laymen’s League that sponsored “The Lutheran Hour” radio program, now a multi-media outreach effort with additional special programs for men and women

Lutheran Women in Mission
Once the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the official women’s auxiliary of the LCMS nurtures all women in the Lord and channels their support to mission efforts worldwide through its collection of mites

Higher Things
Conferences and publications targeted to teenagers, their parents, and pastors, all grounded in the Bible, Lutheran Confessions, and historic liturgy of the Church; also includes ministry to college and university students through Christ on Campus

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
One of the two LCMS seminaries, with roots going back to 1844, CTS was founded to address needs for “a clear Lutheran Confession coupled with a vigorous missionary effort”. The seminary began in Ft. Wayne, moved for a time first to St. Louis, MO, and then to Springfield, IL, and eventually returned to Ft. Wayne. From its various locations, God has sent forth from CTS more than 5,000 pastors and missionaries to serve in the United States and around the world.

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
The other of the two LCMS seminaries, CS traces its roots back to 1839 in Perry County, MO, and has reportedly provided to the church in the United States and around the world more than 12,000 professional workers.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund
Loans your money to congregations so they can build and you receive a competitive return on your investment

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Formerly Aid Association for Lutherans and Lutheran Brotherhood, this financial services organization serves its members and their congregations and communities

Concordia Plan Services
Provides benefits, resources, and services for many LCMS congregations and their workers


Texas District of the LCMS
The District of the LCMS of which we are a part; find news about District business and conventions, past publications of the District, current calls out to pastors, and more

Texas District of the LWML
The Zone of the LWML of which our LWML organization is a part

Lutheran Social Services of the South
A social-services agency that serves more than 45,000 people across Texas and Louisiana, through such services as foster care and adoption

Concordia University Texas
The four-year university affiliated with our church body located in Texas; there you can also find links to the other institutions in the Concordia University System (look under the About menu)

Lutheran Outdoor Ministry of Texas
Runs Camp Lonestar near La Grange, Texas, with various camp and retreat programs throughout the year.


Circuit #14 Congregations:
Athens: St. John
Centerville: Our Savior
Corsicana: Faith
Crockett: Grace
Fairfield: Trinity
Gun Barrel City: St. Peter
Kilgore: Pilgrim
Longview: Our Redeemer
Lufkin: First
Nacogdoches: Redeemer
Palestine: Bethlehem
Tyler: Trinity

Meals on Wheels of East Texas
Serves hot, frozen, and shelf meals daily to nearly 3,000 homebound and disabled people in six East Texas counties


Helping Hands
A local agency our donations support helping those in need in our community

Kilgore College
Our neighbor up the street, which provides recreational facilities used by a number of our members

Kilgore Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Website includes listings of local events and other churches in the community