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Welcome to Beitel Memorial Lutheran Church

Beitel Memorial Lutheran Church is located on the northeast side of San Antonio, Texas at the intersection of Walzem and Austin Highway since 1904. We have worship at 10:30 am and Sunday School at 9:00 am. We have various group activities taking place throughout the month for all ages. We have been serving our Lord from generation to generation, faithful to God forever through our obedience to God's Word and sharing His gifts. Visitors are always welcome.

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Our pastor

Pastor Gary Bertsch is serving as Beitel Memorial's interim pastor. He and his wife, Beckie both come from North Dakota where they grew up on farms.  He is a newly retired Air Force Chaplain where he most recently served as the senior Chaplain at Wilford Hall.  He also served numerous military congregations as well as serving as an Interim Pastor. Before joining the military, he served some rural congregations in his home state of North Dakota. They have one son, Jonathan, who lives in the D.C. area with his wife, Nikki.