African Immigrant Ministry

The Mekane Yesus Lutheran Church

Sioux Falls is a community of many ethnicities, and Faith is particularly blessed to partner with Lutheran Christians from Ethiopia and Eritrea in Eastern Africa. The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus ("Place of Jesus") has quickly become the largest Lutheran church body in the world with approx. 7 million members. Many Mekane Yesus Lutheran-Christians are now making their home in American communities like Sioux Falls.

Ethiopian families at Faith worship in the Amharic language. They gather for worship at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Eritrean families at Faith worship in the Kunama language and gather for worship at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

To learn more about either or Ethiopian or Eritrean congregations at Faith, please contact Pastor Janneke.