A Message from the Pastor

Welcome to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, a community of faith in Fairfax City.

I am new in the Christ Evangelical Lutheran community, beginning my call as pastor in September 2015.  I was attracted to join Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church by this community’s deep sense of hospitality for one and for all, by their commitment to serve others, and by their strong tradition of worshiping and praising God for the gift of grace and salvation in Jesus Christ.  This is a community that cares for one another with the love of Jesus, and seeks to share that love with others, centered in God’s Word.

We invite you to worship, serve and learn together with us at Christ Evangelical Lutheran.  We look forward to meeting you, trusting in God’s grace:

“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.”  (Ephesians 1: 15-19)

Pastor Paul Collinson-Streng



Mission Statement of CELC – ” Transformed by Jesus Christ, we are united through the Holy Spirit in a living ministry to share the good news of God’s grace, mercy and love.”

Mission Statement of the ELCA – “Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered and sent for the sake of the world.”