Education: BA in Education and Theology with a Psychology minor (Concordia University Portland, OR 1990) Master of Divinity (Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO 1994) Certificate from Pastoral Leadership Institute Dallas, TX
About Rev. Frerichs...
Greetings in Jesus’ name! I came to serve Redeemer as Senior Pastor in November 2017. In my years of ministry prior to serving Redeemer I have served congregations in Iowa, Oregon, and Texas and have served in team ministries, as a sole pastor, and as a church planter.
My wife, Debbie, and I have been married for 22 years. We have three children: Andrew (a junior at Concordia University Texas), Miriam (a freshman at Stark State – Akron); and Seth (a sophomore at Woodridge High School).
I’m committed to the study of God’s Word, not solely for study but to be built up in a life of discipleship so that all people may join Jesus on the mission He has for Cuyahoga Falls and the surrounding communities. While it’s important to know what God’s Word says, it’s equally important to put the faith the Holy Spirit grows and forms in us through Word and Sacraments into practice. Our God is a sending God, and He sends His people into the community so that they may meet Jesus in us as we reflect His love to others.
If growing as a disciple of Jesus sounds intriguing to you, I invite and encourage you to be our guest and see where Jesus is leading you to serve Him.
- Favorite Bible Passages
- 1 Corinthians 2:2 and 1 Peter 2:9-10
- Favorite Food
- Green Chicken Enchiladas (my wife is an expert at these)
- Favorite Sports Teams
- Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, and any team that plays either USC, the New York Yankees, or the LA Lakers
- Average Miles Run Each Month