St. John's Lutheran Church > History & Heritage History & Heritage St. John's Lutheran Church, founded in 1747, enjoys a rich history of commitment to providing a place of worship and ministry for the people of Rowan County. Explore that history by following the links below. History History Discover more about our history including links to full history created by Martha Agner. Archives Archives Our St. John's archives is a vibrant holding of records, bulletins, newsletters, and awards. Museum Museum In October 2018, we launched our church museum, the first of it's kind in North Carolina.