History of St. Paul Lutheran Church

On September 22, 1957, in a community of approximately 300 permanent residents, the first worship services of St. Paul Lutheran Church were held in “The Little White Church” located on the corner of East Royal Palm Rd. and Golf View Drive. One of those permanent residents was Mr. Stuart Moore, who was the manager of the Boca Raton Resort and club. Mr. Moore invited is former pastor, the Rev. George Schuster, to come and lay the groundwork for a new church in this small town of Boca Raton.

This new Lutheran church grew rapidly and the first educational wing was added to the little white church in 1958. Unfortunately, due to health reason, Pastor Schuster was forced to step down after only two years. On September 25, 1960, Rev. Eugene Krug was installed as the new pastor and remained until his retirement in 1987.

Under his leadership, there was a great deal of excitement as on   October 7,1962 the last service was held in the little white church and the congregation processed in caravan to its new location at 701 W. Palmetto Park Rd., moving into their new church.

Over the next several years, a series of building programs were conducted to meet the ongoing needs of this growing congregation. School buildings, office space and a new sanctuary were built in 1982. In 1983, the congregation’s growth was at a point that a second pastor was called in the person of Rev. Thomas Ahlersmeyer. However, in 1987, after more than 25 years as their pastor, Pastor Krug retired from full time ministry. In the same year, Pastor Ahlersmeyer accepted a call to Trinity Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.

In 1988, Pastor Dennis Glick accepted their call to be the new administrative pastor. Under his leadership, the congregation continued its steady growth. In 1999 a new Family Life Center was built along with eight new classrooms, a new youth room and new offices for the church and school.

As their growth has continued, additional staff was added to meet the growing demands of a Christian Day School of 400 students and conduct worship services. Currently Pastor Stephen Carretto serves as Senior Pastor joining a staff of some 45 other staff members who serve the many ministries of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School.

Most recently St Paul Lutheran School celebrated its 50th year of "Growing in Christ", and we look forward to the bright future God has in store for our family of faith as we continue to share the love of Jesus in Boca Raton, and the world.  

                     Former Pastors of St Paul

Pastor Dennis Glick

Pastor J.R. Jones

Senior Pastor 2009-2014

Passed into Heaven's Glory October 11th, 2014

Pastor Dennis Glick

Pastor Dennis Glick
Pastor Emeritus

1988 until retirement in January 2008

Contact Information:

Rev. & Mrs. Dennis W. Glick
3894 Candlewood Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL  33487

(561) 271-2912

Pastor Ben Haupt

Pastor Ben Haupt
Associate Pastor 2005 - 2008

Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office phone:  314-505-7037
Email:  hauptb@csl.edu

Pastor Tom Pfotenhauer

Pastor Tom Pfotenhauer
Associate Pastor 2004 - 2008

Contact Information:

Tom Pfotenhauer - Pastor of Missions and Outreach
Woodbury Lutheran Church
7380 Afton Road
Woodbury, Mn 55125

(651)739-5144 - Office

(651)295-9608 - Cell



Former Vicars of St Paul


Vicar Jacob Schultz

Seminary Intern 2015-16


Vicar Andrew Howe

Seminary Intern 2014-15


Vicar CJ Luttinen

Seminary Intern 2013-14


Vicar Peter Ahlsmeyer

Seminary Intern 2012-13


Vicar Matt Lane

Seminary Intern 2011-2012


Vicar Tim Eden

Seminary Intern 2010-2011


Vicar Dustin Beck

Seminary Intern 2009-2010

Pastor B

Pastor Keith Brutlag
Interim Pastor (2008 - 2009)


Vicar Kevin Hintze Vicar Kevin Hintze
Seminary Intern 2007-2008
Vicar Jake Hower Vicar Jake Hower
Seminary Intern 2006 - 2007
Vicar Jeremy Lucke Vicar Jeremy Lucke
Seminary Intern 2005 - 2006


Vicar Tim Lawson Vicar Tim Lawson
Seminary Intern 2004 - 2005