Church History

The History of Our Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church of Sidney, Ohio

1961 – November 5th, the first recorded meeting of Redeemer Lutheran Church was held at Amos Memorial Library in Sidney, Ohio.

Amos Memorial Public Library


1965 Land was purchased at the corner of highway 25A and Mason Road and a new sanctuary was built on our current site at 300 West Mason Road, Sidney, Ohio.


1994 A new fellowship hall, offices and bathrooms, along with a new roof and steeple were added.

2002 The new social hall and kitchen were added.

Redeemer Lutheran Church in 2014

Redeemer Lutheran Church of Sidney, Ohio may have changed physically over the years, but the message, directed from the Word of God, has been the same, never wavering. All who, by God’s grace, believe are saved with the promise of everlasting life. Until that blessed day comes when our Lord returns, we here at Redeemer, both past and present, enjoy fellowship with each other.

Previous Pastors and years of service for each:

Paul Scheidt                               July 1961               to      January 1966

Raymond Main                          July 1966               to     October 1969

John Marshhausen                   August 1970         to     October 1972

Rudolf J. Kampia                       December 1973   to     January 1980

Theodore L. Scheidt                 January 1980        to     July 1980

John McBride                            September 1980   to    June 1984

Lloyd Nicol (Interim)                1984

Duane Voorman                       June 1986              to      April 1988

Lloyd Nicol (Interim)                May 1988               to      June 1991

Von Eric Berlin                          January 1992         to      August 1996

Ervin Dobberstein (Interim)   August 1996          to      June 1997

Kenneth Castor                        June 1998              to      July 2017

David Weirauch                        July 2017               to      July 2020

Anthony Keilani                        July 2023