Pastor Rolf Preus

About Pastor Rolf Preus

Pastor Rolf David Preus grew up on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, the fourth of ten children, where his father, Dr. Robert David Preus, taught for many years. Pastor Preus graduated from high school in 1971, from Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975 and from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1979. He was ordained on July 1, 1979, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Clear Lake, Minnesota. He served Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake (1979-1982), First Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, Minnesota (1982-1989), St. John's Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin (1989-1997), River Heights Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, Minnesota (1997-2006), and First American Lutheran Church in Mayville, North Dakota and Grace Lutheran Church in Crookston, Minnesota from (2006-2015). On February 15, 2015 he was installed as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sidney, Montana and St. John Lutheran Church, Fairview, Montana.     Pastor Preus received his Master of Sacred Theology degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1987. His thesis topic was, “An Evaluation of Lutheran/Roman Catholic Conversations on Justification." Pastor Preus has taught courses in theology for Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Concordia University Wisconsin, and St. Sophia Lutheran Theological Seminary in Ternopil, Ukraine. Pastor Preus married Dorothy Jean Felts on May 27, 1975, in Coldwater, Michigan. God has blessed Pastor and Dort with twelve children: Daniel, David, Paul, john, Mark, Stephen, Christian, Andrew, lames, Mary, Samuel, and Peter. David, Paul, John, Mark, Stephen, and Andrew are pastors in the LCMS. Christian is a vicar and James is a fourth- year seminary student. God has blessed Pastor and Mrs. Preus with thirty-two grandchildren so far. Pastor Preus' mother is living in Minneapolis. Three of his brothers and two of his brothers-in-law have served as pastors in the LCMS.

“Trinitarian, Born Again, Christian” (Sermon for Trinity Sunday by Pastor Rolf Preus)

There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.  This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can … Continue reading

Sermon – “The Communion” – Rolf Preus

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Rolf Preus — Our Victory over the Devil

Sermon Text: Matt 4:1-11 February 22, 2015 — Lent 1   The temptation of Christ is one of the most wonderful events in all of human history. In the cosmic battle between God and the devil, this event displays God’s … Continue reading

Fun and Faith

Before tossing the catalog into the circular file I skimmed over the outside cover and noticed the words “fun and faith” joined together in an alliterative effort to illustrate what their catalog was all about.  Well, guess what?  It was … Continue reading

Steadfast Dads — Authority

The last topic we addressed was discipline.  Children need to learn an attitude.  They need to learn humility more than they need to learn rules.  Rules change as we grow older.  The humble attitude remains.  Love does not exalt itself.  … Continue reading

Steadfast Dads — Discipline

When I was a young man I knew everything there is to know about how to discipline children.  I watched others and noted what they did that was wrong.  I resolved what I would do if and when I had … Continue reading

Steadfast Dads — Family Worship

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 Bringing your children to church is your first duty.  Bringing church to your children is your second duty.  … Continue reading

Steadfast Dads — The First Duty of a Dad

I would like to thank Pastor Scheer for this opportunity to contribute to Steadfast Lutherans.  The topic of Christian fatherhood is always a vital one, and this is so especially today in the midst of confusion – also among Christians … Continue reading