Redeemer Lutheran Church Brook Park Ohio


IN THE LATE 1950s, the need for a church in the growing community of Brook Park Village, Ohio, was expressed by many people in answer to a telephone survey.  To offer this new community Christian life and fellowship, an application was sent to the Regional Home Missions Committee of the National Lutheran Council to start a mission church.  On August 31, 1957, 5.67 acres of land, on Smith Road at Sylvia Drive, was purchased by The American Lutheran Church (ALC), Ohio District Mission Board, for $21,000 for the future site of a Lutheran Church.  A sign was erected on the vacant field.  For over a year, people traveling Smith Road wondered if a church would ever become a reality.  Meanwhile, the evangelism committees of neighboring ALC congregations, St. Paul – Berea, Puritas – Cleveland, and Divinity – Parma Heights, were busy making calls to people in Brook Park Village.  (The American Lutheran Church was a predecessor denomination of RLC’s current denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.)

RLC Anniversary Event

50th Anniversary of RLC Land Purchase

40th Anniversary of RLC Dedication of Worship Center

50th Anniversary of RLC First Meeting

50th Anniversary of RLC Charter Meeting

50th Anniversary of RLC Dedication of First Building

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