Our Pastor

A Message from the Pastor

We find healing in the message of the Gospel, in the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our midst, in the forgiveness brought through Word and Sacrament, and in the fellowship of God's people. When we gather together, we support and strengthen one another in faith, and thus help to equip one another to be God's healing agents.The Bible counsels us that, when we listen to the words of God, "they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh." (Proverbs 4:22)

This is why we gather in worship - to celebrate the healing Jesus has brought to each of us.  We praise Him for his love and grace.  We know too, that when we gather together, we are being conformed to Him, and thus made ready to offer His healing grace to others we meet along the path of life.

Celebrate with me this wondrously healing God who has made Himself known in Jesus Christ, through whom all healing comes.

- Pastor Just

About our Pastor

Pastor Christian Just is a 1973 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (MDiv) and holds a doctorate from Ashland Seminary (DMin in Formational Counseling). He came to Epiphany in 1993, after serving a congregation in Euclid, Ohio for 14 years, and one in Western New York for seven years.

In additional to his ministry at Epiphany, he serves as part-time Pastor for St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Streetsboro. He is active with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry of Cleveland (Emeritus on the Board of Directors; Treasurer for the Adult Support and Advocacy programs). He teaches part-time at Ashland Seminary in the DMin program for Formational Counseling.

Pastor and his wife, Kristine, have been married for forty-five years. They have three grown children, and three granddaughters. They live in Macedonia.