Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

St. Luke's Episcopal Mission, Whiting

St. Luke's was founded as a mission in Whiting, Lake County, on 16 September 1902. At the time Whiting was a so-called "sundown town" that did not allow African Americans within its limits. Its first vicar, the Rev. Charles Albert Smith, was a recent seminary graduate. The mission, which never had a building of its own, failed to thrive and later folded into the Church of the Good Shepherd, East Chicago. Its records exist and are preserved in the diocesan archives.

Parish Register of St. Luke's Episcopal Mission, Whiting, 1895-1914