Living Savior Pastor Retires

Living Savior Pastor Retires

Pastor Fred Klein retired at the end of July after 21 years as the Senior Pastor at Living Savior Lutheran Church. The Living Savior congregation celebrated Pastor Fred’s 37 years in the ministry with a formal service followed by a dinner dance. Many members came to say goodbye and celebrate his service to the Church and community.

Klein was ordained on May 25, 1969 (Pentecost Day) at his home congregation of Grace English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jersey City, N.J. He has served three congregations during his 37 years of ministry. Christ Church of Seaford, Del., Ascension Church of Charlotte, N.C., and Living Savior Church of Fairfax Station.

Klein began his ministry at Living Savior 21 years ago when he was installed as mission developer for the then Burke-Fairfax Station Mission in 1985. When the mission was accepted into the Southeastern District, LCMS, the newly formed congregation named Living Savior, called him as its first pastor. Under his pastoral leadership Living Savior has grown from a handful of people to approximately 500 members. Klein is married to Elizabeth Fleschhut of Harrington Park, N.J. They have two grown children, Martin and Rebecca, and five grandchildren, Anna, Elise, Andrew, Katherine, and Karsten.

Living Savior Lutheran Church ( is located just south of the City of Fairfax on Route 123. Living Savior Lutheran is a welcoming church that serves the Lord. Living Savior ministries have something for everyone, young and old. Our youth ministry is particularly active with a variety of events that prepare our youth for a lifetime of service.