God's Presence


 God's People


the World with the Love of Jesus Christ

Upcoming events

Some things you won't want to miss!  

Worship with us

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 AM either in-person or online.

ministry highlight: dr. rodriguez


Get to know our
worship arts DIRECTOR,
Dr. Elvin rodriguez

Dr. Rodriguez is currently teaching music and leading worship at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School (ILCS)  on a part time basis.  He will be the full time Worship Arts Director at ILCS starting in July 2023.  His duties will include developing and teaching the K-6 music curriculum for the school, as well as directing the choir ministry and establishing other music ministries to support the work of the church.  

Dr. Rodriquez is currently Professor of Music and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at La Sierra University.   He has preformed in many solo and chamber recitals, and has presented at local, state, and national workshops and conferences.  He has worked with regional and international prize-winning pianists of all ages, and is  a frequent adjudicator, master clinician, and lecturer for advanced and professional adjudications and competitions, as well as music education seminars and workshops,  His students have been accepted as top music schools nationally.  After more than 25 years in higher education academia he is excited to transition to elementary students and Sunday worship!  

Christmas Worship rewind

preschool and elementary School

Our Preschool provides education and care for toddlers up to PreK children.  We offer many scheduling options and we will work with you to find just the right one for your child.  
Our Elementary school provides K-6 children with the Christ-centered education that will help them grow into productive adults.  

About Us

Serving Riverside since 1908

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School is a vibrant community of believers.  We believe God has a purpose for us, and by His grace, we are making a difference in the lives of our members and our community.  
Interested in joining us on this adventure?  Contact Us and we'll take care of the rest!

Our Ministry Team

Senior Pastor Steven Borst has been at Immanuel since 2008.  He and his wife, Kim, have 5 sons and enjoy traveling -- especially to  the beach.  He's an avid reader, enjoys sports, and really loves serving God's people.

Discipleship Pastor Robert Jones came to Immanuel in 2019.  He and his wife, Alison, have one daughter and enjoy having family adventures. He enjoys drawing and crafting new ways to share the Gospel with others.

Mrs. Jean Kempe is our Director of Christian Education.  She has served our children and teens at Immanuel since 2003.  She and her husband Nathan enjoy good food and good company.  Her favorite color is orange, and you'll recognize her by her joyful laugh. 


What is Discipleship?  How can you connect with Christ and others?  At Immanuel, you will be equipped to grow in your faith and be shaped by God.