A Brief History of ORLC

In November 2020 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church celebrated sixty years of faithful Word and Sacrament ministry in northwest Jacksonville, led by Pastor William Reister for the past 30 years.

ORLC continues to proclaim the Gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and perform the sacraments in accordance with the doctrines and practices of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It is with great joy that we continue to celebrate under the banner of “Renewal60”, a time to rededicate ourselves to mission and ministry in the community and the opportunity to revitalize our physical plant.

Despite the aging and nationwide church population losses of the past decade, ORLC has embraced the latest technological opportunities to share the Word with members, family and friends through almost daily Scriptural email devotions. ORLC is also excited to announce the planned launching of a full-time Internet Radio ministry this Fall, extending the “church-without-walls” concept to the wider community.