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Brian Ferguson

More about Pastor Brian: Pastor Brian began serving First Lutheran as Pastor August 1, 2014. Over-the-Rhine has been experiencing significant revitalization in recent years. Pastor Brian is excited to be in a position to work with the First faith community in finding ways to faithfully engage the many new opportunities that are being presented as the neighborhood is transformed. Prior to coming to First, Pastor Brian served as Mt Zion Lutheran's pastor in Hudson, Wisconsin for 10 years. He began his ministry serving fours years as Youth and Family minister at Our Savior's, Sandwich, Illinois. He is a graduate of Augustana College and Luther Seminary.


Ben Heller

More about Ben Heller: Ben has been serving as First worship accompanist since 2013. Ben is a graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. 

Worship Accompanist

Kimberly Russ

Community Arts and Events Connector

Robert Malone

More about Robert Malone: Robert is an Over-the-Rhine and is passionate about making sure events in First's Lower Level are ready to welcome our guests.

Event Support

Michael Oakley

Special Event Host

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The purpose of First is to


We are a beautiful collection of people from all corners of the city. We are single, married, widowed, and divorced. We are day laborers, artists, construction workers, professionals, unemployed, children of all ages, and stay-at- home parents. Above all, we are all beggars needing the love and grace of God found in Jesus.

Wherever you are on your faith journey, whether you are committed to following Jesus Christ, are skeptical, or are just mildly curious about Christianity, we welcome you.

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Worship: Sundays @ 11 AM

Coffee and Fellowship @ 12:15 PM



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