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Leadership

Pastor and Elders

The Pastor is assisted by a team of elders, men who have been elected by the congregation to be “overseers” of our members.  The congregation is divided into elder groups, with one elder over each group. The elders make up the Board of Elders, with its Director being selected by the group. Members may talk to their elders about church concerns. To find out which elder has been assigned to you, ask the Pastor or review the listing on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

Pastor Paul F. Becker

Pastor Paul Becker was born in Summit, N.J., in 1957.  He was baptized at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Springfield, N.J., and later attended Redeemer Lutheran Church and School (K – 6) in Westfield, N.J.   He graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1979 with a degree in voice and piano. He and Mary (nee Heckmann) were married on July 30, 1983.  They have been blessed with four children: Katie, Caleb, Josiah and Julie.  He completed the M.Div. at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 1985 and received the S.T.M. in 1988.  He served at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Douglasville, GA from 1986 – 1994.  He has served at Concordia since October 1994.  Pastor Paul enjoys reading, music, outdoor exercise, and visiting with family and friends.  He has provided leadership to the local Thrivent chapter, OAFC, LWML and LLL.  In addition to studying and teaching the Bible, the prayers, hymns and liturgy of the Church hold a special place in his life.  Beyond pastoral duties, he enjoys singing with the Civic Chorale,  volunteering with a local pro-life group,  learning about natural health practices and supporting the homeschool movement.

Partnerships

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., founded on the Biblical teachings of Martin Luther.  Concordia Lutheran Church is one of the more than 6,200 LCMS congregations worldwide.   Visit LCMS.org

Mid-South District
The LCMS is organized into 35 Districts. Concordia Lutheran Church is part of the Mid-South District, which includes Tennessee, Arkansas, and the southern counties of Kentucky. The congregations in the Mid-South District work together in many areas of ministry. Learn more

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
Concordia has an active Lutheran Women’s Missionary League group involving women of all ages and careers and affiliated with the National and Mid-South District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. As the name implies its purpose is to further the spreading the Gospel. This is done by gathering “mites” for missions, promoting Bible study and helping women serve the Lord with their gifts and talents. The group meets four times a year for planning and business meetings, sponsors bi-monthly morning and afternoon Bible Studies, and coordinates a number of service projects throughout the year.
Visit LWML worldwide organization’s site.