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.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything(James 1:2-4).
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever!(2 Peter 3:18).
"join with me in suffering for the gospel."(2 Timothy 1:8).
Pastor Erik Swanson Message.