Oromo Ministry

The Oromo congregation is a ministry of Christ Lutheran Church.  

The Oromo people are the native inhabitants of and the largest ethnic group in Eastern Africa.  The Oromo congregation hold their worship services at Christ Lutheran Lutheran Church in Platte Woods, Missouri.

Pastor Abdi Megerssa Selbana has served as pastor of the Oromo congregation since his installation in 2018. He passed his colloquy interview/examination into the LCMS ministry in September 2020 and received his call to Christ Lutheran and was installed on March 28, 2021 as an Assistant Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church to the Oromo Congregation.
The Oromo congregation he serves at Christ Lutheran has begun the process to charter as an LCMS
congregation.

Pastor Abdi is married to Feven Aldiga and they have two children, Nafsif and Bisi.

The Oromo congregation has one worship service on Sundays that starts at 12:00 pm, which is held in the Ephphatha room at Christ Lutheran.  The congregation also meets on Wednesday mornings for a combination prayer service and bible study.

The Oromo children are very active and participate along side the Christ Lutheran children in various educational opportunities such as Vacation Bible School (VBS,) Sunday School, and Weekday School as well as many social events.