We, the members of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, desire to praise our Lord, nurture the churched and reach out to the unchurched in and around the Bellevue area, so that all may believe in Christ and receive the gift of eternal life.

what we believe

  • We believe that the Bible is God's Word and is the sole rule for our faith and lives
  • We believe the only true God is the triune God of the Bible - Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • We believe that God sent his one and only Son Jesus to rescue all sinners through his life, death and resurrection
  • We believe that God gives us the faith to believe in the forgiveness of sins and eternal life that Jesus has won for us
  • We believe that God continues to daily and richly provide for all our physical and spiritual needs

We are one of over 1,200 congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). We support missions here in the United States and across the world. Want more details? [Click Here]

Meet our pastors

  • Pastor Stephen Sauer

    Pastor Sauer has served Messiah Lutheran Church since its beginning in 1994. He was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Pastor Joel and Marie Sauer. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1984 and served the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod as a traveling missionary for one year. He married Tina Mohr in 1985 in Morenci, Michigan and was assigned that year to Martin Luther Church in Oshkosh, WI where he served until he accepted the call to start Messiah. The Lord has blessed Pastor and Tina with 5 children - Sarah, Alyssa, Brian, Laura and Casey.

    Pastor Sauer has served the church at large in different ways. He served as a spiritual advisor to the LWMS chapter in Oshkosh; circuit pastor for 4 years in Green Bay, and a former member of Luther Preparatory School's Governing Board.

  • Pastor Aaron Schultz

    Pastor Schultz joined the pastoral staff at Messiah in 2014. He was born in Plymouth, NE, to Stephen and Carol Schultz; and also lived in Chesaning, MI, and Juneau, WI, due to his father's ministry as principal and teacher in our Lutheran schools. He vicared at Faith, Fond du Lac, WI, where he met his wife, Jill. Since graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2006, he has served mission congregations in El Paso, TX, and West Des Moines, IA.

    Pastor Aaron and Jill are blessed with four children - Hannah, Levi and Hope; and a daughter Ellen who has already reached her heavenly home. They consider it a privilege and honor to be a part of the Messiah family and enjoy calling Green Bay home.