LCMC / LUTHERAN CONGREGATIONS IN MISSION FOR CHRIST
Zion Lutheran Church of Ottawa Lake, Michigan is happy to announce Pastor Terry Rebert has accepted the Divine Call to be the 17th Head Pastor of their congregation. The 155 year old church which was founded during the Civil War is located at 8307 Memorial Hwy.
Pastor Rebert has a long heritage of being trained in the Lutheran Church and serving our country. Born in Detroit he was ordained in 1980 from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis with an additional Master’s Degree in Social Work in the same year from St. Louis University. He has served congregations in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in Chicago, Detroit and Rochester Hills for 27 years including one year of active military service as an Army Chaplain during Desert Shield/Storm. Recently Pastor Rebert started a mission congregation in Lake Orion. He also is a licensed addiction counselor on the staff of Health and Wellness Counseling and on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross and Brian’s Hope, a heroin and opiate prevention and education organization.
Pastor Terry is married to Gail, a retired Special Education Teacher, from the Lake Orion School system and is blessed with two grown children who have professional degrees and live in Tampa Bay and North Carolina.
Pastor Rebert states: “It is an honor to serve a historical church as Zion with the precious word of grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I understand that soon after Zion was organized on October 9th, 1861 one of our church members, Heinrich Carl Pepper joined the Union Army and was killed in action on July 28, 1864 at Ezra Church, Georgia as part of the Atlanta Campaign. His life illustrates the endeavors of Christians, in the name of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to stand up and even die for what they believe in. Yes it is indeed an honor to continue to lift high the cross to the members of Zion and this community.”
Pastor Rebert’s first sermon was at Zion Lutheran Church was on Sunday, October 9th at 10:15. His Divine Call Installation was held on Sunday, November 6th at 10:15 with historic Zion’s fall Harvest Dinner to follow the worship service.