Luke 10:27 was founded to bring healing to a hurting world. There is no better way to answer that call than through LOVE!
What’s our story?
In the year 2000, our founding pastor Leslie Akin, who at the time was the senior pastor of First United Methodist church in Denham Springs, felt called by God to create a church based on loving God and our neighbor. She set out with 25 others to birth a transdenominational church where we are all given the space to experience God according to our own preference while embracing learning from one another. Since then, Lukehas become more than that. We are a missional church where mission is not just a part of the church, rather it is the church.
Our Community Matters so Much to Us
Denham Springs is a city founded for its healing springs. During the mid-to-late 1800s, people from Virginia to Florida came to the mineral springs for their healing capacity. Physicians frequently sent their patients to the springs to experience their rejuvenating powers. In the 1850s, a bridge of boats formed at Benton’s Ferry over the Amite River to facilitate travel to the mineral springs in Denham. Sickly travelers were housed in a large hotel, which burned down during the Civil War. The mineral springs flourished though and new hotels popped up.
In the early 1900s these springs were bought by the Methodist Camp Meeting Association. Believing in the healing power of God, the Methodists erected a tabernacle, held revivals, and experienced the holy presence of God.
Water has played a major role in the history of Denham Springs. Most recently, during the Great Flood of 2016, our community was devastated. Thirty inches of rainfall flooded 90% of the homes and businesses of Denham Springs. The flood waters left thousands stranded and dependent on the goodwill of others to come to their rescue. The “Cajun Navy”, a group of residents with their own boats showed up seemingly out of nowhere, rescuing the stranded and bringing hope to those in despair. As our mayor said, “Our faith, our families, and our friends got us through those deep waters.”
Out of this disaster and ongoing recovery efforts grew a “Denham Strong” mentality. We come together as one community regardless of economic, class, or racial differences. We are so blessed to be a part of the Denham Springs community.