Pastor's Welcome Message
Jeremiah 3:15 Lutheran Rose Pastor Cole









Greetings!        I'm Pastor Christopher Cole and I’m glad that you’ve come to visit the website of Redeemer Lutheran Church and School here in Pensacola, Florida.  It's great to connect with you on-line and to be able to share with you a little about what’s going on here in our family of faith.  

The only thing better would be to speak with you in person, as you come and join us as our guest, sharing with us in the thanks and praise we offer to God in worship and Christian fellowship!  God has given us mighty promises in His life-changing Word, and He is doing great things in our day and in our lives.  We would love to hear what He’s doing in your life, and we would also love to let you know about the goodness and blessings that He has given us too.

Along with many other people here at Redeemer, I pray that our connection today will provide His Holy Spirit further opportunities for you to get to know Him, and get to know us as well, as we grow in faith, hope and love.

God's blessings and peace be yours today!
Pastor Cole
pastorcole@ymail.com



Background
Pastor and wifePastor Christopher Cole is a second career pastor, having graduated from Concordia Seminary – St. Louis in 2004.  He grew up in Bradenton, Florida, and is a 1988 graduate of Southeastern University – Lakeland, Florida.  
He is married to the love of his life Melanie, whom he met while studying for the pastoral ministry at Westfield House of Cambridge University in England.  They enjoy camping, cycling and trekking together through God’s wonderful creation, as well as serving the Lord and His people as we grow together in His kingdom.

Our Shepherds

 

 Pastor Kennell Pastor Grumm  Pastor Werberig   Pastor Lieske
 Pastor Kennell  Grumm  Werberig  Liesk
12/1953 - 8/1954 6/1958 - 3/1963
 5/1963 - 8/1965 2/1966 - 7/1969
       
Pastor Meyer    Pastor Rupp    Pastor Cole  
 Meyer  Rupp  Cole  
 Interim Pastor    4/1970 – 3/2008   10/2008 – Present  

                       

                                    
                                

Our Associate Shepherds

 Pastor Majeski   Pastor Wood    Pastor Seabaugh   Pastor Bredeson

MajeskiWoodSeabaugh
   7/1993 - 6/1995   8/1997 - 7/1999   6/2000 – 8/2005   7/2006 – 12/2007



Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Robert G. Rupp – 38 Continual Years of Service at Redeemer!

The following is the introduction he wrote for Redeemer’s 50th anniversary booklet in 2003 entitled “Fifty and Forward with Faith.”  A copy of this veritable history of Redeemer might still be around – if you know who to ask!  This letter is included here because it is so characteristic of Pastor Rupp’s warmth and style. 

Pastor Rupp is now officially retired after serving from 1970 to 2008, but if you are lucky, you can catch one of his sermons when he occasionally substitutes when our current pastor is on vacation.  Praise the Lord!

Pastor RuppDear Members and Friends of Redeemer,

For a very long time in my letters to you I have used the above greeting.  This wonderful 50th Anniversary book will be enjoyed by many members and friends.  We thank all of those who played any part in bringing us this fine addition to our celebration.

Celebration and thanksgiving are key concepts for this particular moment in Redeemer’s history.  We celebrate all the good that has come to and through Redeemer Lutheran Church.  We celebrate with thanksgiving to God for all the blessings He has bestowed on this community of believers for 50 years.

My prayerful hope is that we do not stop with celebration and thanksgiving, but see future potential for our family of believers to extend the Kingdom of God and serve our Savior, Jesus.
Let’s not make our 50th Anniversary observance a retirement party.  Let’s make it a joyful launching.

As we enter year 51, we do so with the exciting prospect of building expansion to enhance our overall program.  Our Stewardship/Fund Raising Campaign has been so successful.  Just imagine our second half century beginning with visionary building for the future.

Enjoy this book.  See what God has done.  Look forward to what God will do.

Your pastor and friend,

Robert G. Rupp


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