About Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Pastor Micah R. Gaunt
Micah Gaunt did most of his growing up in Orchard Farm,
Missouri, a rural area outside of St. Charles, Missouri, where
his father still serves as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He attended Trinity's small, two-room elementary school
before moving on to Lutheran High in St. Charles, Missouri.
Later, he received a Bachelors of Science in education from
Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. While at Seward,
he participated in the A Capella choir and studied one semester
in England. It is at Seward that he met and married his wife,
Dawn, who hails from Grant, Nebraska.
Upon graduating college in 2000, Pastor and Mrs. Gaunt moved to Houston, Texas, where Micah taught literature and theology for Lutheran High North. His work there included revamping the religion curriculum and overseeing the chapel services. While in Houston, he was blessed to be shepherded by two very fine pastors who encouraged him to attend seminary and earn a Masters of Divinty. In 2003, Micah and Dawn moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he began his seminary training; in the course of that training he vicared at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Enid, Oklahoma.
Pastor Gaunt took up his post in Ravenna as Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in May of 2007. He also serves as Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Shelton, Nebraska.
What we Believe
This congregation accepts and acknowledges all canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God, and as the sole rule of faith and life; and all the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as contained in the book of Concord of 1580 (the Apostolic, the Nicene and Athanasian creeds, the Unaltered Augsburg confession; the Apology of the Augsburg Confession; the Smalcald Articles; Luther's Large and Small Catechisms; and the Formula of Concord) as a true and correct exhibition of Christian doctrine, taken from and in full agreement with the Holy Scriptures; and in this congregation no doctrine shall be taught which is at variance with these confessions. According to them, therefore, all doctrinal controversies which may arise in this congregation shall be decided.