Rev. Frederick Reinhardt

Serving in Central and West Africa, based in Burkina Faso



Rev. Frederick Reinhardt

Rev. Frederick Reinhardt serves through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Central and West Africa. He has been based out of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (West Africa) since May 2016. In Feb. 2018, Fred will be moving to The Republic of Congo and will create a new home base for himself there.

Since Feb. 2011, he has served as the area facilitator for French-speaking Central and West Africa. In this role, Fred works with the African leadership of the various French-speaking Lutheran church bodies in Rwanda, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Benin and the Ivory Coast, and the African leadership in the Portuguese-speaking countries of Angola and Mozambique. He also coordinates contact with emerging Lutheran groups that are interested in partnership with the LCMS or that are requesting theological training. Previously, Fred served in northeastern Togo, from 2000 to 2007, which included his two-year vicarage. Then, from 2007-2010, he was based out of Senegal as the French-speaking West Africa area facilitator.

Fred’s home congregation is Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pensacola, Fla. He is a “second-career” pastor and missionary, having enjoyed a 21-year career in the civil and foreign service before starting at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 1997.


Fred requests prayers for his continued safety and well-being in Burkina Faso. Pray that the Africa mission team continues to enjoy a good team spirit and working relationship for the sake of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout French- and Portuguese-speaking Africa. Pray the Holy Spirit continues to work powerfully through the Word all over the continent of Africa. Pray that the missionary work being done in Africa erupts in growing missionary support and activity so that more and more uncommitted people are reached with the Gospel. Let us give thanks that Fred is serving God’s children in this part of the world.

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