Serving our Faith Community

We look forward to connecting with you. Please reach out to our staff with your questions.

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

    “Jordan is a vibrant gathering of people who recognize God’s activity in the world” says Pastor Mike. “Every Sunday, I love seeing entire families worshipping together recognizing that Jesus is enough, by His grace alone we are forgiven.”

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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.

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  • Rev. Krey

    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.

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  • Leadership Team

    Jordan's Leadership Team is here to serve YOU! 

    We are grateful for the 7 members of Jordan's Leadership Team as they serve our congregation in 2024. (Back: Boudewijn, David, Jeff, Michael; Front: Becky, Michele, and Gail)

  • Stephen Ministers

    Jordan is blessed to have an active Stephen Ministry to assist those in need of additional support. These lay leaders have received extensive training to provide Christ-centered, one-on-one care during a time of challenge in one’s life. If you are in need of support, please contact Pastor Mike to be connected with a Stephen Minister.

Jordan Lutheran Church

Worship Location: 309 Holleman St., Apex, NC

Education Hour at 9:00 am, Worship Service at 10:00 am

Office Location: 1031 Pemberton Hill Rd., Suite 202, Apex, NC 27502

Phone: (919) 303-1613