Welcome to our Website!

We are Trinity Cristo Rey Lutheran Church!

It is our desire to know you and help you to celebrate friendship in Jesus Christ, either if you are already a member of the saints of the congregation, or if you are new or familiar people in the community and want to know about us. Jesus declared: “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). He expressed that loving friendship perfectly and profoundly on the cross, giving His life as a ransom for all.

And now, we want to cultivate friendships that God can create and nurture as dynamic opportunities for Christian witness, and to develop authentic relationship involvement so we thank you for taking the time to look us up and provide us with the opportunity to share the Word of Christ with you.

Christian demographers claim that there are more than 150,000,000 unchurched people living in the United States, making this nation the third largest English-speaking mission field in the world. Jesus Christ yearns for them to be His friends in faith and connected to His body, the church. There is a growing need for God’s people to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (I Peter 3:15)

A group of gifted friends of Jesus (named in About Us) gathered to plan and prepare this resource to support and strengthen outreach to friends in your personal life and congregation.

Trinity Cristo Rey Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has served the people of our community in the city of Santa Ana, Orange County for more than 100 years now. We are two merged side by side congregations who share the Good News of Jesus in English and Spanish with unchurched/uncommitted people here in Santa Ana. It is our hope to continue doing this as long as the Lord allows or until His return in glory.

We believe that as individual Christians we can do it and that as congregation we can do it. And we want to help people to know the joy of God’s love, forgiveness in Christ, the hope of eternal life and to always be prepared to give that life-changing answer about faith in Jesus Christ.

This website was prepared with the prayer that it may be a blessing to your life and the lives of others. We want to focus as Christians witnessing to others about the hope that everyone can have to meet Jesus and know about His love. We also seek to share this love with outreach programs and resources for the community through care and friendship.

Welcome to the fire, the cozy warmth of Trinity Cristo Rey!

Our Staff

Rev. Dietrick Gladden, Senior Pastor
, Assisting Pastor

Board of Directors

Jeff Hunt, President
Valerie Keeney, Vice President
Jose Gutierrez, Secretary
Craig Olsen, Treasurer
Dorothy Schmidt, LWML
, Elder chair
Vanessa Terraza, Property
Monique Cervantes, Member at Large