The Borough of Churches is losing another congregation.
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Fort Greene will close this summer following a string of maintenance issues and a long dwindling congregation, The News has learned.
Church officials said the 145-year-old congregation, which once boasted hundreds of parishioners, has shrunk to a paltry 30 regular members over the past 15 years.
Area residents predicted that St. Luke’s, which sits accross from Pratt Institute, will become an apartment building. Church officials said that they'd like to sell the $2.9 million property to a religious organization.
“Our hope is to sell it to another religious institution,” said Rimbo. “There are several developers in the area, [but] I don’t know if there’s any interest on their part.”