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  Rev. David Sherry 

Biography for Rev. David F. Sherry

Pastor David F. Sherry was born July 29, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan. He received his elementary education at St Matthew Lutheran School in Westland Michigan. He graduated from Lutheran High School West in Detroit in 1974. His undergraduate degree was received at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1978. He then continued his studies for the ministry at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne Indiana, graduating in 1982.

As part of his seminary training, Pastor Sherry spent a year of vicarage (1980-1981) at Our Savior’s and First English Lutheran Churches in Crookston and Eldred, Minnesota.

Since graduating from the seminary, Pastor Sherry has served the following parishes: St. Stephen Lutheran Church, defiance, Ohio (1982 to 1986); St Paul Lutheran Church, Millington, Michigan (1986 to 1994); and Our Savior’s / First English Lutheran Churches, Crookston/Eldred, Minnesota (1994 to 1998); Trinity (Monitor) Lutheran Church, Bay City, Michigan (1998 to Present).

On August 1, 1980, pastor Sherry Was married to Beth Weber of Richville, Michigan. Beth was a graduate of Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois, as an elementary school teacher and Director of Parish Music. Three sons were born to Pastor and Beth: Andrew, Daniel and Jacob. Beth was called from this life to Heaven in October, 2003

  At Trinity
We believe that Christ has commissioned His church to make disciples through the proclamation of the Gospel, through the administration of the Sacraments in accordance with His instruction, through instruction in the Christian faith, and by fostering Christian fellowship and service.
God: We believe in One God, the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Bible: We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, the only true, inerrant, and reliable guide for faith and life.

Sin: We believe that all people from their birth are sinful, separated from God, and are in need of forgiveness and salvation.

Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who, through His sacrifice on the cross suffered the penalty and paid the price for the sins of all people. He offers to all people forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

Faith: We believe that we personally receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life as a free gift of God by trusting in the suffering and death of Jesus Christ as our Savior. We believe the Holy Spirit works this trust and faith in our hearts.

Means of Grace: We believe the Holy Spirit works through God's Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Holy Baptism is a "washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit" as St. Paul declares in Titus 3:5. We believe that the Lord's Supper is the true Body and Blood of Christ with the bread and wine. It is not a symbolic eating and drinking. We believe that the communicant who receives the Sacrament in faith actually receives the forgiveness of sins.


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