• Pastor Mike Merker - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Mike is the church planting pastor at Jordan which began in 2009. Prior to arriving at Jordan, Mike served as a long term missionary in Panama as well as time working at Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Mike received his Masters of Divinity at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. During his time in St. Louis he married his wife Melissa. They have 3 children, Helen, Nathan and Daniel.

    "Jordan is a dynamic community of faith that recognizes God's power to renew hearts and minds" says Pastor Mike. "Gathering for worship in a movie theater has been a transformative experience for our community recognizing that God's church is truly present where ever His people are gathered in His name."

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  • Larry Eckart - Assistant to the Pastor

    Larry is a retired Lutheran pastor who served for 26 years in Michigan and 9 years in Hilton Head, SC. He and Kathy relocated to the Raleigh area to be near family. As “Assistant to the Pastor,” Larry serves as a volunteer, bringing his years of experience and training to Jordan Lutheran and also assisting Pastor Mike as needed.

  • Rev. Ted Krey - Missionary Pastor

    Rev. Ted and Rebecca Krey have served in the Dominican Republic since 2009. Ted serves as the regional director for the Latin America and the Caribbean region of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), which encompasses 22 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. He is privileged to oversee 40 missionaries planting churches in 10 countries. Hand in hand with church planting, he works to establish the formation of pastors and deaconesses in Latin America. In 12 countries, Ted also works with partner churches to strengthen them in their church planting efforts and in various other ministry areas. Ted and Rebecca enjoy spending time with their five beautiful children - Esther, Matthias, Natalia Anna, Evangeline and Azariah.

    Jordan supports Rev. Ted Krey through prayers and financial support as he and his family work to bring the message of salvation to the people of the Dominican Republic.