What We Believe
Pastor Cain is a blessing to Redeemer Lutheran Church and Student Center. Prior to joining our congregation, he served at Gethsemane Lutheran Church for almost 20 years. In his early career Pastor was an exploration geologist in Houston, Texas. About 12 years after college, he left the oil business and enrolled in the four-year seminary program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Upon completion of his seminary studies in 1996, he requested to return to Houston. In 2014 he completed the course of study with the Pastoral Leadership Program (PLI). He has been a Texas District PALS leader, a circuit counselor for two terms, and the prison coordinator. He has been the co-host of a radio program since July 2012. He was a presenter for the 2013 Freedom Beyond Bars and 2016 Best Practices Conferences.
Pastor, his wife Kathi, and their son Joshua, enjoy people, varied ministriy opportuniteis, and foreign travel. Their experiences have given them a deep appreciation for God’s creation, both in nature, and in humanity.
Our congregation is a friendly fun-loving group that wants to share God’s good news with others. We come from all over the country (and in some cases the globe) and all walks of life united by our faith.
We’re nestled in the Pineywoods of East Texas in the Oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches. Small town living and college fun. While we’re located in Nacogdoches, we’ve have members from neighboring towns and counties.
Redeemer held it’s first church service December 1, 1957 conducted by Rev. Dewyth Beltz. We began as an extension of First Lutheran Lufkin but onJanuary 28, 1960, the nacogdoches members met to officially begint he process of becoming Redeemer Lutheran Church of Nacogdoches. With help from LWML (Lutheran Women’s Ministry League) and the Texas District, Redeemer began planning a suitable property. THat property was found in the Blount/ Baker Home, which is now a historical site. Our first servies there were March 1, 1962. Redemer grew as the Stephen F. Austin grew. Redeemer moved to it’s current location on August 24, 1980. We’ve been blessed to continue growing since our early roots here in Nacogdoches.