In Abita Springs after the turn of the 20th century, an unobtrusive Christian group of sturdy German descent, assembled on a bright October Sunday on the second floor of an old building known as Conrad's Hall for what was the first Lutheran religious service in the Ozone Belt.
Afterwards Rev. A. H. Kaub was called as pastor, and preached his first sermon on January 16. Three months later on Palm Sunday, The Trinity Evangelical Luthern Congregation was organized with six voting members .
The officers elected were Capt. H. Michaelis, President; Christian T. Schmaltz, Vice‑President; with John P. Rausch, as Secretary-Treasurer. The other charter members were Jacob Schadt, Fred Nagel, Charles Rausch and Henry Strubbe.
The present trim little place of worship in Abita was dedicated in 1906. Rev. Kaub remained as pastor until 1908. He was succeeded by Rev. Paul E Wagner (1909-10) Rev. Martin Kuegle (1910-13) Rev. Christ Kuegle (1913-1915) and Rev. Oscar W. Luecke (1915-22), during whose pastorate the parsonage was erected.
He was succeeded by Rev. H.A. Bielenberg (1923-25) and last by Rev. A.H. Klampt, who continues to serve as pastor of both the Abita and Covington since that time. The Church of the Ascension, a small but attractive modern structure, was dedicated on Sunday.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was established on April 16, 1905, which was the date of the first official service.
In 1955 Trinity celebrated its Golden Anniversary, with Rev. Dittman was the guest speaker. Then, in 1980, Trinity celebrated its 75th Anniversary and twenty-five years later, in 2005, Trinity celebrated its Centennial Anniversary.
1909-1910 Rev. Paul E. Wagner
1910-1913 Rev. Martin Kuegle
1913-1915 Rev. Christ Kuegle
1915-1922 Rev. Oscar W. Luecke
1923-1925 Rev. H. Bielenberg
1922 and 1925 Rev. R. E. Scaer, Supply Pastor
1926-1958 Rev. A. H. Klamt
1958-1960 Rev. F. Runge
1961-1965 Rev. D. Krabbe
1966 Rev. D. Karloski
1966-1968 Rev. R. Klein
1968-70 Rev. P. Ronning
1971-1973 Rev. D. Weiser
1973-1974 Rev. P. Koeninger
1974-1975 Rev. John P. Meyer, vacancy pastor
1975-1985 Rev. James E. Werner
1982-1983 Rev. Dennis R. Bratz
1984-1992 Rev. Herbert C. Kuske
1992-1999 Rev. David Sternhagen
1999-2004 Rev. Edward Frey
2004-2007 Rev. Joseph M. Dietrich
2008-2014 Rev. Dustin A. Bergene
2014-Present Rev. Patrick Freese