About Us

Our Story

Palm Valley has always been a church of immigrants.  As early as 1838 settlers came from Sweden to this area. After worshipping in their homes, the settlers built a log cabin church. By 1870 we fully organized and officially formed the Swedish Lutheran Church of Brushy. Over the years we became known as Palm Valley Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Our first services were in Swedish. Later, we added English. We later added worship in Spanish, and now we also host Antioch Korean Church of Austin.
We are currently exploring the addition of Telugu language services.  We are a congregation of GRACE -Growing in Faith, Reaching the Community, Awe-inspiring Worship, Connecting in Small Groups, and Exceptional Serving.  In a world of judgment, Palm Valley is truly a place of Grace.  We invite you to join us.

Our Beliefs

We believe that “God so loved the world (that is, sinners like you and me) that he gave his only Son (that is, Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Lutheran Belief

Many Christian denominations teach and believe in the centrality of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a Lutheran church, we too believe Jesus is the means of our salvation. Founded by Martin Luther 500 years ago, the Lutheran church and Palm Valley continue to echo the message of salvation by faith and grace alone, as Luther boldly proclaimed. 


Baptism is a demonstration of being brought into the family of God. The most important thing to know about this sacrament is that it is a free gift of grace from God. It is a constant reminder of how much God loves us and that He is with us always no matter what.

Holy Communion

We don't claim to be the only place to hear the truth of the Gospel. As a result, Holy Communion is open to all guests, as we each decide to come together to receive the body and blood of our Lord in this sacred practice. It serves as a concrete way to show Christ coming to us, to help us know we're loved and valued.