In the fall of 1978, Pastor Dan
Wurster began the Lord's work in Saline by accepting the call as a
missionary-at-large. The first church service was conducted in February 1979,
at the local U.A.W. hall.
Christ Our King was chosen as the
official name in March 1979. A 5.45-acre parcel of land was purchased in June
of that year. This piece of property would become our current church site. In
September 1981, Pastor Kenneth Huner was installed as Christ Our King's first
A milestone in the congregation's
life was the ground-breaking ceremony for the church building in August 1984.
The sanctuary was dedicated to the glory of God in April, 1985. On Sunday,
September 21, 1986 the congregation broke ground for the education wing
On January 31, 1993, the congregation called Thomas
L. Schroeder of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Boston, Michigan to be its
pastor. The call documents were signed by then President Steve Mueller and Vice
President Jim Heinold. Rev. Randall Shields was the interim pastor at the time
a professor at Concordia, Ann Arbor.
On February 24, 1993 Pastor Tom accepted the call to
Christ Our King, his installation took place on May 16, 1996. He was installed
by Rev. Parke Frederick of St. Paul Ann Arbor and the proclamation that day was
Rev. Barry Sommerfield from Trinity, Sturgis, Michigan.
In March 2001 we kicked off a major
building addition entitled "A Hope and A Future" and on February 23,
2003 the congregation dedicated 8 classrooms, a gymnasium (FLC), offices, youth
room, and expanded Sanctuary.
Pastor Dean Wachholz (retired)
and Pastor Don Kirchhoff have served as Associate Pastors under Pastor
Tom. Pastor Tom served faithfully as our Senior Pastor until his
retirement in MONTH, 2020.
Calling of new pastor write-up:
When Christ Our King
was established in 1979, it served 47 members with an average Sunday attendance
of 44. Today, the total baptized
membership is 544 with an average attendance of 265.