Our Story

How it all started...

On December 12, 1976, 65 families gathered together at Harry J. Will Funeral Home on 6 Mile for a service with the desire to take the Gospel of Jesus into the Livonia community through a congregation of the LCMS. On February 6, 1977 the charter was signed and the congregation of 108 communicant members came together under the name of Christ Our Savior as an officially recognized LCMS church. 

Expanding the vision...Connected to the past...

As the young congregation of Christ Our Savior grew, Gethsemane Lutheran in Detroit was preparing to close its doors forever. Gethsemane gifted this flourishing congregation with their antique wood-carved Gothic altar, pulpit, lectern, marble baptismal font, hand-carved wooden pews, three leaded stain glass windows, a large German Bible and two bronze bells that have called people to worship for over a century. The congregation continued to grow and share the love of Jesus with the Livonia area. In 1989 with 1300 members the congregation expanded their facilities again and in 1997, 20 years after they first dedication was held, they dedicated new offices and an education wing continuing the mission to share Jesus in the Livonia community. 

Where we are headed...

Christ Our Savior continues to find opportunities to bring the Gospel of Jesus into the community of Livonia. They strive to find opportunities to serve their community through service, worship, and the Word. They are engaged in downtown Detroit by partnering with Family of God through pray, service, finances, and encouragement as it serves Southwest Detroit. Christ Our Savior is a place that is striving to connect people to Jesus through His Word and to each other, to grow their faith, and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Livonia as they share and serve in their community. Come and join this exciting and loving family as we move forward to serve Jesus together. 

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 8:30 am and 11 am.