History

On September 9,1982, twenty-one people gathered at the home of Gary and Carol Schad to discuss the possibility of forming a new Lutheran congregation in Ormond Beach.  Dr. John McCollister was invited to conduct services on a temporary basis.  On November 28, 1982, the first service of worship was held at Tomoka Elementary School in Ormond Beach, with 46 persons attending.

On December 5, 1982, the first meeting of the congregation took place with the election of temporary officers.  Those attending the meeting voted to incorporate and selected the name of the church.  The congregation adopted the Articles of Incorporation and a working constitution and on May 19, 1984, Faith Lutheran Church was accepted into membership of the Southeastern District of the American Lutheran Church.

The Rev. Ronald C. Starenko of Houston, Texas was called as the first full-time pastor of the congregation and was installed on June 17, 1984.  On November 18, 1984 ground-breaking took place for a sanctuary at the corner of State Road 40 and Tymber Creek Road.  The new building was dedicated on April 28, 1985.

The American Lutheran Church merged with 2 other Lutheran church bodies in 1988 to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Faith became a part of the new Church.  On November 6, 1988, Rev. John Anderson was installed as the second pastor.  On September 8, 1991 a new addition to be known as the “Friendship Room” was dedicated.  On January 14, 2001, The Rev. Steven C. Anderson was installed as the third pastor.

In April of 2001, the congregation adopted “A Vision for Ministry” which included approval to conduct a three year Capital Appeal to provide for a building expansion program to build a new sanctuary but in April of 2003, the congregation redirect the Building Committee and the Church Council to build a fellowship hall instead of a new sanctuary.  On April 3, 2005 the new parish hall and the renovations to the existing sanctuary were dedicated.

The Reverend Dr. Marcia Cox was installed as the fourth pastor on April 1, 2007.  On June 7, 2009, Congregational approval was given for a Building Restoration Project and for the sale of a parcel of property to Volusia County for a road-widening project on Tymber Creek Road.  Pastor Cox retired on December 31, 2017.  The congregation was served in 2019 by Pastor Pamela O’Donnell.  Currently synodical supply pastors are serving Faith Lutheran Church until an Interim is assigned.

RSS Verse of the Day

  • Galatians 6:2 October 23, 2020
    “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

RSS Daily Bible Reading

  • Deuteronomy 9:25 -- 10:5 October 23, 2020
    9:25Throughout the forty days and forty nights that I lay prostrate before the LORD when the LORD intended to destroy you, 26I prayed to the LORD and said, "Lord GOD, do not destroy the people who are your very own possession, whom you redeemed in your greatness, whom you brought out of Egypt with a […]
  • Numbers 5:5-10 October 22, 2020
    ​5The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 6Speak to the Israelites: When a man or a woman wrongs another, breaking faith with the LORD, that person incurs guilt 7and shall confess the sin that has been committed. The person shall make full restitution for the wrong, adding one-fifth to it, and giving it to the one […]
  • Psalm 98 October 21, 2020
    ​1O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. 2The LORD has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of […]
  • Revelation 18:21-24 October 20, 2020
    ​21Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "With such violence Babylon the great city will be thrown down, and will be found no more; 22and the sound of harpists and minstrels and of flutists and trumpeters will be heard in you no more; […]
  • Isaiah 43:8-13 October 19, 2020
    ​Luke, Evangelist (transferred)8Bring forth the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears! 9Let all the nations gather together, and let the peoples assemble. Who among them declared this, and foretold to us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to justify them, and let them hear and say, […]
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 October 18, 2020
    ​Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.2We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor […]

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