Our Congregation

The congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church was formed in late 1986, and was accepted into The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod as a mission congregation in October of 1987. Meeting in a specially designed double-wide modular building set on land purchased by the congregation just west of Carthage, Good Shepherd continued to grow in membership and ministry. In 1995, construction of the present worship facility began, and was dedicated in February of 1996. The church building was greatly expanded in 2009. With a current membership of some 450 baptized believers, Good Shepherd continues in its mission of fulfilling our Lord Jesus Christ’s Great Commission: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19, 20)

Our Pastor

Silas Mehl is the pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He graduated from Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 2013. His first call was to the dual parish of Zion Lutheran Church in Canistota, SD and St. John Lutheran Church in Montrose, SD. Silas was called to Good Shepherd Lutheran in 2017.  Silas, his wife Megan and their two kids live in Carthage.