Pastor David Putz began his ministry as a teacher and tutor at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan. After two years, Pastor Putz was re-assigned to serve as a mission pastor for King of Kings Evangelical Lutheran Church of Little Rock, Arkansas. During his eight year ministry in Little Rock, he also had the privilege of assisting in the opening of a new congregation - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Pastor Putz returned to teaching when he accepted the call to Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Following 15 years at WLA he served as the vacancy pastor for congregations in Knowles and Lomira, Wisconsin; Oakfield, Wisconsin; and Baltimore, Maryland. During 2010 he served Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saint Petersburg, Florida - before returning to Michigan.
After serving Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portland, Michigan, for 6 years; Pastor Putz was called to serve our congregations Trinity and St. John Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Lincoln and Mio, Michigan.
St. John Lutheran Church's current worship facility was constructed in 1961. The hall was added on in 1997. The church began as a exploratory mission of the WELS in 1956 and officially organized in 1957. We are truly blessed by our Lord to have such a wonderful facility where we can gather for worship and fellowship, to pray, praise, and thank our Savior for all the good things that he has blessed us with!
or call: (989) 826 5593
Just north of Mio on M33/M72 (Mount Tom Rd)
St. John is made up of people who have one thing in common: they are all sinners made saints through the blood and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. We gather for worship each week around God's Word on Sunday mornings, and again on Thursday afternoons for Bible Class, both of which always center around God's Word and the wonders he has worked and continues to work in our lives.
St. John Lutheran Church is a member of a larger church body, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). This name distinguishes our beliefs and teachings from other Christian and "Lutheran" churches. The WELS is a body of churches which all believe, confess and teach the same things according to the historical Lutheran faith which is founded entirely upon the Word of God given to us in the Bible.