The Brothers Continue to Grow: New Chapter Started in Marshall, Michigan

Amisdt all this discussion about Concordia Chicago professors wrongly signing a petiton in support of William Ayers, it is a joy to report that the Brothers have added a new chapter. As more and more chapters are added we are making the LCMS a stronger synod that is committed to being a denomination that confesses the truth of scripture against the whims and the rebellious nature  of the culture.

Yesterday (Saturday) Zion Lutheran Church in Marshall, Michigan held its first Brothers of John the Steadfast chapter meeting. Ten laymen got together to study the Book of Concord with Pastor Roger James. Two of the laymen came from surrounding congregations. The chapter leader is Dan Burfiend.

BJS steering committee member Dr. Erich Heidenreich is a member of Zion and was instrumental in getting the group started. We are sorry to report that Dr. Heidenreich needs to leave the steering committee because of family commitments. He will remain a member of the local chapter. We thank Erich for all his work in these hectic first few months of start-up.

The next get together of the Zion chapter wilol be held at a local pizza joint so that they can enjoy the “Lutheran beverage” along with their study. This group has certainly been checking out our “No Pietists Allowed” pages.

The Zion group is the  seventh chapter to start up in BJS’s short  four months of existence. We also have chapters in Iowa, California, Florida, New York, Kansas and Illinois.

We invite you to join this growing group either as an individual or by forming a local chapter. To join as an individual just click the “Join Now” button and it will take you to our Paypal account where you can pay your annual dues or you can send a $25 check with your name and address  to our mailing address.

To form a chapter, simply send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will send you a chapter start up kit. There is also more information available on the “Organization” page of this website.

Pastor Rossow

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.

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