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Our Story


Our goal is to be the bridge that connects suburban and urban neighbors, helping us all come together in Jesus' name. We are about relationships and building Beloved Community through mutual respect and shared giftedness.


Messiah has a deep commitment to youth.  Messiah’s commitment to Youth has been from the beginning when founders felt that services needed to be in English so the children could learn and participate. Messiah's Youth focus continued into the 1960’s, when we partnered with Our Saviour's Lutheran Church to create Kaleidoscope Place: an after-school tutoring center in the Phillips. Later, we created Bridge Kids: a program that invites neighborhood youth to participate in various fun activities throughout each month to help build community, fun, and hope. Today, we have a vibrant Sunday School ministry with a wonderful youth group. 


Messiah is diverse congregation, racially and economically. We are committed to feeding people through the Word of God and through community meals. We worship traditionally and with a spirit-filled blend of tradition, Christian contemporary music, and gospel. 

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"I want to thank Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church for opening its doors for a church service on Christmas day morning. Much appreciated!
I 'd read a post that there will be a 10am service there on Christmas day. Since my home church had nothing going on, I decided to attend service here. I was glad I attended. It was a beautiful service. The organist, Debora Holmes was excellent! Rev Louise Britts presented the Christmas message beautifully and powerfully. When she was done preaching, a thunder of applause went out. Rev Britts is a powerful, explosive, experienced, eloquent preacher. The woman can preach! She's very good. I really enjoyed her as well as the service."

Florence Osiegbu

About: Testimonials

Meet the Team


Bruce A. Henry

Messiah Praise Band Coordinator


Pastor Tom Gustafson



Rich Olson

Outreach Coordinator


Deborah Holmes



Lokho Ali

Office Manager

About: Meet the Team
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