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MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH

MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH

Lebanon, Illinois

"If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth,

 and the truth shall make you free" John 8:31-32.

Pastor Holle is a 2004 graduate of Concordia Seminary – St. Louis.  He and his wife (Becky) have three teenage children and they live just a few miles outside of Lebanon in a small, rural subdivision.  Becky is a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Edwardsville High School, Katie is studying architecture at Kansas State University, and Jake and Matt both attend Metro-East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville.

Prior to beginning his seminary training in 2000, Brian was employed for 13 years as a civil/structural engineer.  He spent approximately 8 years designing and overseeing the construction and installation of offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico for Exxon in New Orleans, and then about 5 years as a consulting engineer and partner in a firm in Hannibal, Missouri. 

During his time at the seminary, Pastor Holle and his family lived in Hamel, Illinois and they belonged to, and he did his field work and vicarage at, St. Paul Lutheran Church just outside Hamel.  His “Lutheran” roots run deep as he was born and raised on a small farm in north-central Kansas where he was privileged to attend a Lutheran day school.

Pastor Holle is committed to the teachings and confessions of the 16th century Lutheran reformers, and he treasures the historic traditions and practice which we have inherited from our forefathers.  He loves preaching and teaching and leading worship where God’s Word and the Sacraments are the center and focus of God’s people, and he understands that his calling is one of service to both God and to His people. 

Pastor is always prepared to take time to visit with people about God’s Word, about the teachings of the Church, or about other needs or problems that may be troubling them.  Please don’t hesitate to stop in and chat with him if you see his truck parked outside the office, or give him a call (or contact him via the internet) if you have any questions or concerns.

 

         Pastor’s phone numbers    –    (618) 537-2300  (Church office)

                                                               (618) 960-9575  (cell phone)

                           email address    –    revholle@sbcglobal.net

   

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