Finnish presence in Mount Isa can be traced back to 1928. In 1964, the Finnish Lutheran Congregation was established. As the Finnish Lutheran Church's members declined, the congregation (that was on Simpson Street, Mount Isa before) decided to sell up and merged with St Paul's Lutheran Church.
St Paul's Lutheran Church on Marian Street is the second building for this church. The church was originally established on 9 Barkly Highway but was moved after the property was declared contaminated in the early 1990s. A single brick was transferred from the Barkly Highway property to the Marian Street property as a reminder to all that worship in that building. The cross behind the altar of this church was brought from the Finnish Church.
St Pauls Lutheran Church, Mount Isa now only has one service at 9am on Sundays. Just before the service begins, you can hear the church's bell call. We can see the old organ placed at the rear part of the church but no longer in use as they use recorded music for church service.
At the foyer of church, you can see some old photos of the church building in early days, the Finnish Lutheran Congregation in the early 60s and some other photos. St Pauls Lutheran Church, Mount Isa is a bridge for the early Lutheran community in Mount Isa and the present.