Who We Are

The Apostle, St. Peter, encourages us to bear in mind who we are and whose we are. In his first epistle (letter) he writes, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy” (1 Peter 2:9-10 NKJV). At Redeemer Lutheran Church we rejoice in the Good News of the Savior who has redeemed us, purchased and won us from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death. Now, as those whom God has called out of the darkness of sin into His marvelous light of grace by means of His Word and Sacraments, we gather together as His people. Here, our crucified and risen Savior continues to come to us through Word and Sacrament, nourishing and strengthening our faith that we might proclaim this Good News about Jesus’ work of redemption to the world around us.
Pastor – Rev. Anthony M. Keilani 
Rev. Anthony Keilani accepted a Divine Call to Redeemer Lutheran Church on April 25th, 2023, moving his family from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Sidney, Ohio in July 2023. Before entering into the Office of the Holy Ministry, Pastor Keilani worked as a neuroanatomist and lab manager at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and raised in a northern suburb of metro Detroit, he met his wife, Irene, at the St. Michael Liturgical Conference in Detroit, MI. They were married just 6 months later at Hope Lutheran Church in Bellaire, Michigan! He and Irene have four children.