112 E Annabelle St. Brandon, SD 57005

About Us

Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church was started in May of 2012 as a mission start congregation of the North American Lutheran Church. We invite you to worship with us each Sunday, 9:30 a.m. at 112 E Annabelle St., Brandon SD. Pastor Jerry Merkouris was installed as our first full-time pastor on Sunday, April 14, 2013, by our district dean, Pastor Randy Eisenbeisz. Our Sunday school meets for all ages at 10:30 a.m. following the worship service during the school year.  We have a middle and high school youth group program and confirmation on Wednesday nights.  We also offer Bible study on Sunday morning for adults as well as during the week.  Email us at spiritoftruthlutheranchurch@gmail.com with any further questions.



*The following is taken from the NALC website.  We as a congregation subscribe to their core values as well.

North American Lutheran Church (www.thenalc.org)

The NALC is a fast-growing Christian church body in the Lutheran tradition, uniting more than 130,000 Lutherans in more than 340 congregations across North America. The NALC embodies the theological center of Lutheranism in North America and stands firmly within the global Lutheran mainstream.

The NALC is a church family committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. In keeping with the Lutheran Confessions, we believe all doctrines should and must be judged by the teaching of Scripture.

The NALC has embraced four core values which shape our common life: Christ-Centered, Mission-Driven, Traditionally-Grounded, and Congregationally-Focused. We are a church centered on the unique Gospel of Jesus Christ, animated by missions and evangelism, grounded in the 2,000 year tradition of Christian faith, and organized chiefly to serve our congregations.

The NALC is a renewed Lutheran community moving forward in faith, focused on living out Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples in North America and around the globe. If you are a visitor, we invite you to learn more about our church family.



We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.


We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.


We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.


We strive to be a church body that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servant hood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.