About Us

Concordia was established in 1960. Its primary mission was to serve the military community at Quantico. Since that time the mission has expanded to include government and private sector residents in Prince William County and the surrounding area. Over the years Concordia has sponsored the development of missions in Woodbridge, the Fredericksburg area, and Stafford.

We see ourselves as a caring congregation. We offer small group ministry, caring elders and one-on-one and family counseling with Pastor Knill, who has a doctorate in this field.

We offer a variety of traditional and non-traditional worship experiences. In addition to Sunday morning services we offer the following special services: Advent Midweek, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, Lenten Midweek, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise (7 a.m.) and Thanksgiving Eve.

We are community oriented. We offer a food ministry on a weekly basis. We host a Girl Scout Troop and a Cadet Troop. We offer the facilities in our "Ark" (a modular building that formerly served as a mission church in Richmond) for AA meetings Fridays and Saturdays at 8 P.M. We provide worship space for two other congregations.
 

Church Staff

 

Our Pastor

Pastor Knill has served Concordia since 1964. He was born in Seymour, Indiana, and baptized at the Lutheran church in the small farming community of Sauers, where his grandfather was pastor. He attended the Lutheran elementary school in Seymour and the Lutheran high school in Ft. Wayne. Near the end of his first semester at Amherst College, in Massachusetts, he responded to a strong urge to study for the ministry and enrolled that fall at Concordia college in Bronxville, NY. He received a B.A. from Concordia Sr. College in Ft. Wayne and a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, in 1964.

He served his vicarage (internship) year at Trinity Lutheran Church in Orlando, Florida. He was ordained by his grandfather and installed as pastor at Concordia, August 2, 1964. In 1995 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, with an emphasis in counseling and small group ministry.

 

Our Minister of Music

The Minister of Music is Bill Hadden. Bill is both the organist and Choir director. His "regular" job is Director of Finance for all NAFI activities at Quantico. Feel free to speak with Bill after services concerning our music and worship program. If you play an instrument, let Bill know.

 

Cleaning Services

Our janitorial service is performed by Chris Knill. For weddings or other special events, contact us to arrange to have the facilities cleaned after those events.

 

What this Congregation Can Offer You

Full participation and the opportunity to grow in the six functions of the Christian Church: Worship, Nurture, Witness, Fellowship, Service and Stewardship. Our ministry is grounded in Word and Sacrament and carried out in the love of Jesus Christ.

 

What You Can Offer the Congregation

The sharing of the gifts God has given you as you grow in His grace. We give of ourselves for the "building up of the church." We encourage the responsible sharing of our resources, including our time and talents, for service in and through the church.

"God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8).