EXERPT FROM 25 YEAR CELEBRATION OF SERVICE
fter graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1970, the Reverend Terry Deters was ordained at Resurrection Ev Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL. While in Illinois, he also ministered to the mission congregation, Christ The King, in Paletine. He went on to assist in the establishing of Hope Ev Lutheran Church in West Chicago and did exploratory work in Crystal Lake and Downers Grove.
uring the summer of 1977 the Lord called him to Trinity Ev Lutheran in Brillion, WI where he served for 9 years before receiving a call from the Lord to Phoenix, AZ. He was installed here at Good Shepherd Ev Lutheran Church, in September 1986.
t is for this man, our friend and spiritual leader, that we are gathered here to celebrate another milestone in his ministerial journey. Pastor Terry Deters has now shared 25 wonderful years of his life in service to us and to the Lord, here at Good Shepherd.
During this service time with us he has had the privilege of bringing 212 new souls into God’s glorious family thru the sacrament of baptism. He has confirmed 163 souls into our Lutheran family as brothers and sisters in Christ. He has had the joy to join 59 young couples (and some not so young) in the bonds of marriage, whereby they may share more of the many gifts our Wonderful God constantly showers upon us. He has served unknown numbers thru the 73+ funerals he has officiated at, sharing the peace of Christ with the survivors in their time of mourning.