Although Dieter has been in ordained gospel ministry for 18 years, the Lord put on his heart church planting 7 years ago when a friend (now his church planting coach) told him he should be a church planter because of his being a people person and an evangelist. It wasn’t until 4 years ago that the Lord put in front of Dieter an opportunity to plant a church in the lovely 15,000 person town of Scottsboro, Alabama, between Huntsville and Chattanooga. The Lord provided 26 confirmations to Dieter and his delightful wife Marty that they were supposed to leave his position as a pastor in South Carolina for this parachute-drop church plant in rural Alabama. They moved in June 2017 and have been building relationships and a launch team in Scottsboro ever since, in trust of God’s leading that Redeemer Presbyterian Church will be established. Scottsboro, nor Jackson County, never has had a PCA congregation.
Our aim is to plant a church that reaches the unchurched, the de-churched, and the under-churched to become ever-growing Christ followers who, together in fellowship, discipleship, and mission reflect and represent King Jesus to a lost and broken world.
Church planting is the most effective means to reach those who have not yet trusted Jesus. Church planting is, at its core, about evangelism and discipleship. Dieter is serving the Scottsboro and the greater Jackson County area not only as a full-time minister of the gospel of Jesus but also as a part-time Executive Director for Turning Point Pregnancy Center in Scottsboro.
Dieter and Marty have four children, Gracie (20), Tanner (19), Mary Claire (14), and Georgia (12) and have three fur babies in two dogs, Teddy and Lily, and a Holland Lop bunny named Paisely.