The church was consecrated in 1891. It was the first church in Latvia named after Martin Luther. Riga Luther Parish is the largest Lutheran congregation in Latvia.
Riga Luther Church's (also known as Torņakalns Church) architect was Johann Koch. It features a traditional Neo-Gothic design with a pointed tower at the west side of the church, a distinctive Latin-cross plan, an extended choir and a trapezium-shaped apse. What is more, church's façades have Gothic-style niches, window openings and cornices.
The interior of the church was designed by a renowned architect Wilhelm Bockslaff.