David Starr serves as Pastor at Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church, Hiram, GA. He is a 2014 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity. Prior to serving at Mighty Fortress, David was an admissions counselor at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN where he recruited pastors and teachers. David is married to his wife Anne. They have three children: Evelyn, Isla, and Laurelei.
Mighty Fortress Evangelical Lutheran Church is a group of Christians of all ages, nationalities, and races. The name “Mighty Fortress” is taken from Psalm 94:22 which reads, “The Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock on whom I take refuge.” The name also reflects Martin Luther’s most famous hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” The word “evangelical” means “Christ-centered,” that is, our focus is on the life, work, and promises of Christ Jesus as found in the gospel, the good news of the Bible. We are called “Lutheran” to commemorate the 16th century reformer, Dr. Martin Luther, who shook up the church of his day by bringing people back to the Bible. The motto of the Lutheran Church to this day is “Scripture alone,” “Faith alone,” “Grace alone.”
“Synod” means “walking together.” Mighty Fortress is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). WELS began in 1850 in Wisconsin and has become a diversified, international body of believers with highly trained pastors and teachers. Today it has grown to 1,241 congregations in North America with 405,279 baptized members, which includes 316,386 communicants served by 1,245 pastors. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Syn…