Ascension Lutheran Church

Welcome in the name of our risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ! We pray that the Spirit would use this website to reveal the truth of sin and salvation, to draw more sinners to the comfort of God’s Word, and to ignite a desire to grow as a disciple of our Lord Jesus. If you wish to learn more or are in need of pastoral care, feel free to contact

Pastor Terrel Kesterson at (630) 879-9455 or email him at

We Preach Christ Crucified . . .

Ascension Lutheran is a family of Christians in Batavia, Illinois intent on sharing the good news that God gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him has eternal life.  Jesus our Savior was crucified because of our sins and raised to declare our forgiveness.  God gives us this forgiveness and new life through His Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.   It is our mission to share the good news of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ with all people.

“… we preach Christ crucified … Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:23–24

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Click here for our statement of faith.

The Church of the Lutheran Confession

Our church is a member of the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC). All of the CLC member churches confess that the Bible is the Word of God and it contains no errors. We confess the creeds of the Lutheran Church, as they are found in the Book of Concord of 1580. Scripture itself is the source and foundation of Christian teaching and faith and the Lutheran confessions are a faithful setting forth of what Scripture teaches.

“The salvation won for us through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the driving force behind our efforts as a confessional Lutheran church.”  Visit the CLC website.

Ascension Lutheran Church - Batavia, IL

Our Congregation

At Ascension Lutheran Church, we strive to offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors to come and learn more about God’s Word. Pastor Kesterson would be happy to meet you and share more information about our church.  Contact us.

Ascension Lutheran Church Contact Info

0S850 Wenmoth Rd, Batavia IL
(630) 879-9455