Our Pastor

The Rev. Steven J. Anderson is a life-long Chicagoan and attended school in the western suburbs as well as in the city of Chicago. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Chicago. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1999. He received the Divine Call to Messiah Lutheran Church in Chicago in April 1999. He was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry on July 11 and installed as Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church on July 18 of that same year. He served at Messiah Lutheran Church until October 31, 2003. He was installed as pastor of Gloria Dei on November 9, 2003, where he still serves.

In addition to his parish responsibilities, Pastor Anderson has also served in many different positions in the Northern Illinois District of the LCMS, including as a member of the Board of Directors and Circuit Visitor. Currently he serves as Chairman of the East Region Pastoral Conference and as Vice-President for the East Region (City of Chicago & near suburbs).

“For I am not disappointed with the Gospel; for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes.”