Special Congregation Meeting on August 25, 2024 at 1 p.m.

At its May 2, 2024 meeting, the St. Matthew’s Congregation Council voted unanimously to call the first meeting of the fourth round of the disaffiliation process for Sunday, August 25, 2024, at 1 p.m. in the McSwain Activity Center. St. Matthew’s will take its first vote (for the fourth time) to declare its intent to disaffiliate from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Here we stand. We cannot do otherwise. God help us!

St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 47 years and in May 2023 celebrated the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity (www.societyholytrinity.org). In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.