Welcome to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Barberton's website. The purpose of First Evangelical Lutheran Church is to grow more Christ-like as we minister to each other and the community.
For a shepherd enters through the gate. 3The gatekeeper opens that gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they recognize his voice. 5They won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't recognize his voice. 27My sheep recognize my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 281 give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them away from me
(John 10:2-5, 27(NLT))
Pastor Erik Swanson Message.