On September 17, 1967 Concordia Lutheran Church, Bedford, TX held its opening service in a little renovated farm house. The service was conducted by Pastor John H. Miller, who had begun organizing the church in July. Charter Sunday was October 22, 1967 and the charter membership consisted of 31 famillies.
A portable building was acquired in November, 1968, which doubled the capacity of the church. The little house was utilized as additional Sunday School space and served as the fellowship hall for social functions.
A building committee was formed in December, 1971, but it wasn’t until April, 1973, that ground-breaking for the present facility finally took place. Many obstacles, set backs, and problems had delayed the ground-breaking and they continued to plague the construction of the new building. But, with much perserverance and hard work, the church was ready for Dedication Sunday on May 26, 1974.
Pastor Miller left Concordia in January, 1977, having received and accepted a call to begin a new church in Humble, Texas.
The people who started Concordia Lutheran Church were faithful, dedicated Christians who overcame their problems and disappointments in order to achieve God’s purpose. Concordia is still peopled with Christians who worship and serve their Lord Jesus Christ with love and devotion.
Changes, problems, set-backs, and disappointments may plague Concordia from time to time, but the one constant joy is the redeeming grace and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. From the beginning God’s presence has blessed and strengthened His church at Bedford. He continues to do so today and will continue to do so in the future.
“So shall the word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it” Isaiah 55:11
A little information about who we are and where we came from as written by our member Rose Reaves.