Located at 3235 Teamon Road, Griffin, near the Henry/Spalding county line.
Christ Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Griffin, GA, is a member of the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Founded in 1847, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a denomination that holds to the historic Christian faith, believes in the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, and understands The Book of Concord to be a true exposition of the Word of God.
The LCMS operates the largest Protestant parochial school system in America, including ten colleges and universities, and two seminaries (Concordia Seminary - St. Louis; Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne), as well as the third-largest Protestant, church-owned publisher, Concordia Publishing House, whose Arch Books children’s series alone has sold more than 60 million copies. The LCMS is also known for the world-wide, mass-media outreach of “The Lutheran Hour.” In the last five years, the LCMS has awarded more than $35 million through more than 900 domestic and international grants for emergency response and disaster response.
The Mission Statement of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod:
"In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world."
The Mission and Vision of the Florida-Georgia District of the LCMS:
Mission: "To serve, assist, and encourage congregations in the ministry of Jesus Christ."
Vision: "People of the Florida-Georgia District are equipped, empowered, engaged… connecting people to Jesus."
Newspaper Release : Henry Herald dated July 10th, 2017
GRIFFIN — Pastor-Elect Joseph M. Warnke has been called to serve as the pastor of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Griffin, where he will be ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry on Sunday at 4 p.m.
From Dawsonville, Warnke graduated with honors in 2012 from Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, N.J., with a B.A. in liberal studies. On May 19, he received a master’s of divinity degree from Concordia Seminary St. Louis, Mo., one of the two seminaries of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
His wife Katherine is a Lutheran deaconess, which is a ministry of female lay church workers specializing in acts of mercy and compassion, and ministry to women and children. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in Biblical languages from Concordia University Irvine, Calif., in 2012. Then she went to Concordia Seminary St. Louis, where she received a master’s of arts degree in deaconess studies in 2015.
The Warnke’s son, Matthew Gustav, is 18 months old, and is named after Joseph (whose middle name is Matthew) and after Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, who saved the Lutheran church in Germany during the Seventeenth Century, and whose birthday Matthew shares.
Warnke is excited to have been called to Christ Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church. He is looking forward to beginning his ministry, serving the people of God as they serve the community as “Friends of Christ Making Friends for Christ.”
Christ Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 3235 Teamon Road in Griffin, GA. Christ Our Savior is a member of the Florida/Georgia District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.