The First Evangelical
Lutheran Church had its first meeting at the Nashville Courthouse. On
May 1859, Rev. Herman Eggers was persuaded to come to Nashville so that
he might care for the scattered Lutherans of the city. Pastor Eggers
preached his first sermon on the last Sunday of July 1859, in the courthouse.
A congregation was organized the last Sunday in August 1859. Services
continued to be held in the Nashville courthouse. The Civil War began