Rev jim DuMond
Rev. Jim DuMond was born in Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Alice, have two daughters, Jennifer and Christine. After working in the business world for 14 years, he answered a call to the ministry and entered Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC and was ordained and installed as pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in August 1998.
During Pastor Jim's years at Redeemer, he was an active member of the Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition and the church was involved in a lot of outreach ministries including Family Promise, Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Cornerstone Christian Ministry, The Shelter of Gaston County, retirement home worship service and visitation, a quilting ministry, and the local Backpack Weekend food program.
As Pastor Jim continues his ministry with the people of Reformation Lutheran Church, he looks forward to serving with them in the ministries of the congregation and in the surrounding communities of Greeneville and Greene County. He plans to stay involved in the local ministerial association and to do everything that he can to support the schools and those ministries that help to build stronger and healthier families and that provide assistance to those needing a helping hand.
Pastor Jim believes that all Christians have been called by Christ to show forth His love and compassion for all God's children, regardless of where they are in their faith journey. "The local congregation's mission is to help people hear Jesus' word of life and to equip and encourage people to carry out the particular ministry they have been called to do in the church and community."
Music Director / Organist
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Abel was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He grew up in a Christian family and began following Jesus from a young age. He felt the call of the Lord when he was 17 years old and left Brazil to begin college in the United States. Abel says God opened doors through a scholarship and he attended Hiwassee College. He met his wife Nicole during his second year at Hiwassee. During their last year of college, Nicole and Abel traveled Mozambique, Africa to attend a Mission school. After three months in Africa the couple knew the Lord had called them to work in a children's home. Soon after college Abel and Nicole were married and began work at Holston Home for children where Abel is currently the Director of Christian Life and Nicole is the Equestrian Specialist. Since then Abel has had the opportunity of starting a non-profit in downtown Greeneville called "The Living Room" and to minister with Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other local churches. Abel and Nicole say they two amazing kids, Eric and Bianca. Abel feels called to minister in Greeneville and is excited about working with Reformation's Youth.
The mission of Reformation Lutheran Church is to be a loving, forgiving, concerned community of God's people. Living under God's Word and united in faith and worship, we seek to proclaim the good news of God's love by reaching out to those in need, both near and far. To equip ourselves for the tasks of witness and service, we pledge ourselves to worship, learn, and offer our mutual support through prayer and Christian stewardship.
What We Believe
We are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do.
Our salvation is through faith alone -- a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises forgiveness, life, and salvation.
The Bible is the norm for faith and life -- the true standard by which teaching and doctrines are to be judged.
What is Lutheranism?
Lutheranism is a faith tradition that is open to all, regardless of background. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is almost 5 million members strong, with nearly 10,500 congregations across the US, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Click here to learn more about the ELCA and what we believe.