Lake Charles Society
701 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana  70601
Sunday Service 11 am
Sunday School 11 am
Wednesday Testimony Meeting 7 pm
Phone:  337-433-7028

Christian Science Reading Room
Wednesday 5:30-7 pm at same address
Join us for our Sunday church service and Wednesday night testimony meetings.
Visit our Reading Room to study, borrow, or buy Christian Science magazines, books, and CDs.
    You may read the history of our church on this historical marker in front of our building.  Regular Sunday services began in Lake Charles in 1890, and by 1906, our Society began holding Wednesday night services.
This page was last updated: April 19, 2016

The Christian Science Society in Lake Charles participated in the 41st Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes presented by the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Tours of this historic gem of a church drew large crowds.
    The meeting hall located on Bilbo Street was destroyed by the Hurricane of 1918. That storm also destroyed many structures in Southwest Louisiana and disrupted training at Gerstner Field, Louisiana's first military airbase. Gerstner was especially designed to train aviators and navigators for World War I.
    In 1919, the undamaged officers' club building from Gerstner was purchased and relocated to this site, originally facing Ford Street.
    Later renovations included rotating the structure to face Kirby Street, adding the steeple and crafting the brick veneer.  The simple but impressive meeting hall is graced with individual seats from an early remodeling of the Arcade Theater. An example of good stewardship of resources, the church building is an early rare example of adaptive reuse: a military structure originally built for war converted into a place of worship!