Immanuel Lutheran Church
Baltimore, MD   |   Worship every Sunday at 10am

Rev. Charles C. Minetree

Senior Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church

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The Reverend Charles C. Minetree, born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983.  He continued his education for the pastoral ministry at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, with his year of vicarage served at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, New Britain, Connecticut.


After graduation in 1987, Reverend Minetree’s first call was to Christ Lutheran Church, Gardenville, Missouri where he served from 1987 to 1990.  He then accepted a call to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Solon, Ohio in 1990 and continued there until 1992 when he moved to Grace Lutheran Church in Houma, Louisiana where he ministered until 1995.  Prior to coming to Immanuel, he served at Calvary Lutheran Church in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.


To continue his education, Pastor Minetree enrolled in the Pastoral Leadership Institute.  He has also completed the Stephen Ministry Leader Training, the Christ Care Small Group Ministry Training, and the Crossways Class Training.


Among his professional experiences, Pastor Minetree was a Chaplain in the Missouri Army Reserve National Guard, was Mission Action Council Chairman and on the District Mission Board. Auxiliary service with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod included Pastoral Advisor to the Gulf District Lutheran Laymen’s League, the St. Paul’s High School Guild, and the LFCS Auxiliary.


Pastor Minetree was involved in a number of community activities including serving on the board of Chez Hope, a women’s shelter for battered women, assisting the Salvation Army, a member of the Rotary Club, and served with the Missouri Army Reserve National Guard.  He also currently serves as Police Chaplain to the Baltimore City Police Department.


Pastor Minetree’s wife, Sharon, widowed, brought to their marriage son Richard.  Together, Pastor and Mrs. Minetree were further blessed with two sons, Christopher and Joshua.