Messiah Lutheran Church Leadership
Messiah Lutheran Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following is a brief bio of our Pastor and his qualifications for ministry.
Pastor José Cortés
[ Pastor's José Cortés ] was appointed to serve as Messiah Lutheran Church 's Senior Pastor in February 2018. Prior to that, he served as Pastor and missionary in different churches throughout Illinois.
The attributes that best describe Pastor José Cortés as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Messiah Lutheran Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Cortés takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.
He graduated from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1988 with a degree of Master in Divinity. He has also been trained and practiced as a Professional Chaplain in Chicago area for several years. He also has been a Mission Developer of several mission churches.