Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church building new facility

The new church campus should be completed and ready for use at the end of the year.

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church has broken ground for its new church facility. The building will be located at 16173 Marsh Road, Winter Garden — on the parcel next to Zion's previous location, which has been purchased and is now occupied by The Nest Schools. 

The owners of the preschool are allowing members of Zion Lutheran to continue to use the facility for Sunday worship services until construction of the new church is complete.

“German Lutherans in Gotha, Florida, began meeting in homes in 1885, making it the first gathering of Lutherans in the state of Florida,” said the Rev. Roberto Rojas Jr., the pastor of Zion. “Zion was officially recognized as a congregation in 1891.”

The new structure will be traditional, drawing on timeless design elements of Lutheran churches in Europe. McCree General Contractor & Architects of Orlando has been awarded the design and construction contracts. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

For additional information, visit zionwg.org.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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