Our Mission Statement

Share Christ’s love and Gospel in Albuquerque’s “international zone” with an ethnically diverse and disadvantaged population; transforming lives both now and for eternity.

Our Biblical Inspiration

Matthew 28: 19
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 25: 35, 36, 40
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me…. Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

About Us

God Cares About You Mission has over 2000 ministry touches per month through Gospel outreach in both English and Spanish, Bible studies in both English and Spanish, music in English and Spanish, Worship, Children’s ministry, Back to Work program, food and clothing distribution, meals provided, counselling, prayer, and Christian fellowship.

Rev. Mark T. Kluzek, LCMS pastor now serving congregations in Iowa, started God Cares About You Mission in 2009.  His passion was to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help the poor. He began the work of God Cares About You by himself, believing in the power of the Holy Spirit, through God’s Word, to lead him and touch peoples’ lives.  The Mission grew under his leadership, adding volunteers and expanding outreach and programs.  All he began continues, along with new programs as the Mission continues to serve the poor and homeless with the Gospel and the loving touch of Jesus.



  • Lionel Cebreros, Member of Christ Lutheran Church

Board of Directors: (All participants are members of local LCMS churches)

  • Paul Mueller, Chairman and Treasurer
  • Dave Chapman, Secretary, Bible study teacher
  • Jim Kunkle, Bible study teacher
  • Ralph Hughes, Property oversight
  • Barbara-Marie Mason, Organization Coordinator

Pastoral Support:

  • Rev. Neal Groeling, Christ Lutheran Church
  • Rev. John Heffelfinger, Redeemer Lutheran Church



  • Christ Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, NM
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, NM
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, NM
  • Calvary Lutheran Church, Rio Rancho, NM
  • Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, NM
  • Concordia Lutheran Church, Lakewood, CO


  • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO
  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund, St. Louis, MO
  • Rocky Mountain District-LCMS, Denver, CO
  • LWML National Convention, St. Louis, MO
  • LWML Oregon District, Hillsboro, OR

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Thank you and God Bless.

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Christ Lutheran Church
On memo line write:
God Cares About You
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Christ Lutheran Church
7701 Candelaria Road, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110