440 331-2405

About Us

About Us
MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH

21485 Lorain Rd
Fairview Park, Oh 44126

Church
Phone: 440 331-2405
Fax: 440 331-1604
Email: church@messiahfp.org
School
Phone: 440 331-6553
Fax: 440 331-1604
Email: school@messiahfp.org
 

Our Connections to the Wider Church

Messiah began as a mission of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's English District. As it grew it started making significant contributions to the life and mission of the wider Lutheran Church, both locally and at a national level.

The Rev. Bertwin Frey, pastor of Messiah in the 1960's and 70's, served for a time as president of the English District, in effect carrying out two full-time ministries simultaneously without benefit of computer, email, or internet. In the 1970's, when controversy erupted in the Missouri Synod over the interpretation of Scripture and other grave issues, Messiah was one of about 500 congregations that withdrew to establish an independent organization called the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. That group merged in 1988 with two much larger church bodies to form today's Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) a church with four and a half million members in over 10,000 congregations across the U.S. and into the Caribbean.

Locally Messiah is affiliated with the ELCA's Northeastern Ohio Synod headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls. Within the synod Messiah is known for its strong commitment to faithful teaching and to mission outreach.

Messiah continues to enjoy working connections with many Missouri Synod congregations in our area. Several of these ties were established decades ago through joint participation in local Lutheran ministry organizations, chiefly the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association the Lutheran Home and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. More recently Messiah has been working closely if informally with Building Hope in the City an independent urban mission agency launched in the early 2000's by Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS), West 30th Street, Cleveland.
 

 
About Messiah of Fairview Park

Founded in 1929, Messiah is a gathering of baptized people who are committed to hearing and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in keeping with the confessional tradition of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Numbering about 1800 members, the congregation serves Fairview Park, the western edge of Cleveland, and neighboring suburbs.

Messiah Photo Directory

  links

 

contact information

21485 Lorain Rd
Fairview Park, Oh 44126

440 331-2405

church@messiahfp.org

Copyright 2017 by Messiah Lutheran Church.
Developed by