About Us

Laurel Hill Lutheran Church

Clyo, Georgia

1862 - Present

In December of 1860 Mr. William Washington Metzger made a Christmas gift of two acres of land to his community to start a congregation. The church, Laurel Hill was established on December 27, 1862. The name Laurel Hill was suggested by Mr. John Israel Reiser and was accepted by the members. In 1871 the Reverend J. N. Derrick became the first called Pastor of Laurel Hill. Laurel Hill continues as of this day with Sunday School at 10 AM followed by Church Service at 11 AM each Sunday.

Wingard Memorial Lutheran Church

Clyo, Georgia


The building of Wingard Memorial Lutheran Church began in 1905 on land in Clyo, GA, donated by Augustus Mallory. The church was readied for service by 1911, and on November 16, 1913, the church officially established and adopted a constitution. The church was named for a former pastor, Rev. H. B. Wingard. Today, many of the current members still bear the family names of the original charter members.

How did our churches begin?

Like all new testament churches, we are founded by the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In the Book of Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Our mandate was clear, our witness and ministry begin in Clyo, Springfield, and our local community. Wingard and Laurel Hill Lutheran churches are here to serve you in this community.

What is a Lutheran anyway?

“Here I Stand”. Those words were spoken by Martin Luther when he stood trial for his life and what he believed. Luther was the first reformer from the Lutheran church believing that reform began by Knowing who God is, Knowing that God’s revealed truth is seen in the Word of God and Knowing that our faith in the is revealed through the life and death of Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

We are Clyo Lutheran Parish which is comprised of two Lutheran churches, Laurel Hill and Wingard Memorial. We are located in Clyo, Georgia.

What we have to offer

Sunday School for your children.

A friendly morning church service.

Good bible teaching & traditional worship.

A strong children’s sermon ministry.

A home blessing ministry.

A good strong young adult Sunday School.

Monthly mens Breaksfast.

A monthy Womens ministry (WOW).

Strong Church and community family nights.