Who We Are

Welcome to Christ our King!  We are so glad you are interested in finding out more about this faithful congregation who strives to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ, our Savior.  Whether attending services or joining in Sunday School or any number of Bible studies, you and your family will find a warm welcome at Christ Our King.

  • What we believe

    At Christ Our King: 

    • We believe in the Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    • We believe that the Bible is God's inspired, inerrant Word from cover to cover.
    • We believe that Jesus bore the punishment of our sin and made us right with God and that those who ignore or reject Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from God, while those who believe and trust in Him will live forever in heaven. 
    • We believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, and that through faith in Him we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation.   
    • We believe that Christ's blood given and shed for you.  
    • We accept the Lutheran Confessions as articulated in the Book of Concord of 1580 because they are drawn from the Word of God. 
    • We believe that through the Word and Sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism, the Holy Ghost is given and works faith for the forgiveness of sins.
    • We believe that a Christian demonstrates his faith by showing love toward God and others.  

    For more information about our beliefs and practices, visit the web site of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, www.lcms.org.

  • who we are

    Christ Our King is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. We are a community of Christians striving to grow in the knowledge and the love of Jesus, our Savior, and to spread the Good News of salvation to the world around us.

  • our mission statement

    Activated by the Holy Spirit, we will glorify God through  

    Our Worship

    His Word

    Our Witness

    His Work

    so that all people can be transformed into devoted followers of Jesus Christ. 

  • our church's history

    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 pastor. 

    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 addition.


    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.