About Our Church
Faith Lutheran exists to tell people about Jesus and His great love
Our goal is the love of Jesus flowing through worship and praise; Biblical teaching of adults, children, and families; service to the community; and support of global missions. We strive through all we do to grow in our relationship with Jesus and to bring more people into a saving relationship with Him.
Our Beliefs and Values
WE BELIEVE, teach, and confess that in Jesus Christ alone there is salvation—by grace alone, through faith alone, on the basis of Scripture alone. To share this message with the world is the mission of the church and the reason for its existence.
We believe in infant baptism, because Jesus gave the command, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). The phrase “all nations,” includes all people, young and old.
We believe that Christ gives us His own true body and blood for the forgiveness of sins under the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper. We are to take communion frequently, as Jesus says, “This do in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19).
We believe in one, holy Christian church in heaven and on earth, which is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ. Although this spiritual unity of the church is present reality, external unity in the church is not. Divisions in Christendom are the result of sin and are contrary to God’s will. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod seeks to be faithful to this understanding of the spiritual unity of the church as it relates to other Lutherans and other Christian churches.
Salvation is the free gift of God’s grace for Christ’s sake alone.
People cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works, but are freely justified for Christ’s sake through faith when they believe that their sins are forgiven on account of Christ.
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, and scripture alone stands as the final standard of what the Gospel is. WE BELIEVE that the Sacraments are instituted by God, in which God Himself has joined His Word of promise to a visible element, and by which He offers, gives, and seals the forgiveness of sins earned by Christ. There are two Sacraments: Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,”
– 1 Peter 3:15 NIV
Who We Are
Our Team and Leadership
Faith Lutheran Church Council Members
Pastor Ronald (Ron) Baker, Interim Pastor
Richard (Rick) Willman, President
James (Jim) Schriever, Vice-President
Scott Larson, Treasurer
Christine Sebesta, Assistant Treasurer
Sharon Marolf, Financial Secretary
Suzanne (Sue) Snyder, Secretary
Charles (Chuck) Pierce, Board of Elders Chair
Jessie Spehar, Board of Education/Youth Chair
Debbie Larson, Board of Outreach Chair
Becky Meggers, Board of Social Ministry Chair
Alan Sebesta, Endowment Fund Chair
Kim Merz, Church Office Administration, Ex-Officio
Our Interim Pastor: Ronald Baker
Pastor Baker has been in the Pikes Peak Circuit for 28 years, serving as pastor at Rock of Ages for 20 years and as Circuit Counselor for nine years, retiring in 2013.
Pastor celebrates 53 years married to his wife, Marilyn. They have two daughters, Therese, married to Stein Cass with three children, and Nichole, married to Carl with one son.
Pastor Baker’s experience is varied. Before seminary at Fort Wayne, Indiana, Pastor Baker graduated from Iowa State University in Forest Management and spent time in Montana and Kentucky. When his father died he managed the family grocery in Manning Iowa for six years before going to seminary. He was ordained in 1983 and assigned to his first church in Evanston, Wyoming. Marilyn and Pastor have both always loved living in the mountains.
Pastor has known the family at Faith Lutheran for years, knew Pastor Daryl Schmidt who started it, and installed two of its former pastors. So Faith Lutheran feels like home and its members like family to him and Marilyn. He says it is a privilege to serve as the vacancy pastor during our Call Process.