Our Pastor

Ian B. Reid


Ian has been the pastor of First Lutheran Church since July 1, 2010. He  previously served at St. James Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Pa for three years. Ian has a Masters of Divinity Degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from West Virginia University. He also has studied at the American School of Business in Paderno Del Grappa, Italy the Lutheran School of Theology at Makumira University in Arusha, Tanzania and has taken church history classes from the Anglican Center in Rome, Italy.pastorian1


Ian is active in both the Wood County Ministerial Alliance and the Parkersburg Rotary Club as well as being the Chairman of the Synod Global Mission Committee. He also serves on the WVU Campus Ministry Board and the Synods Discipline Committee.


He is married to Rebecca Reid who is blessed to be able to stay at home with their three children Eli (5) and Caleb (3) Cora who is a newborn. Ian is very interested in church history and theology as well as  participating in outdoor activites, traveling the world and sports. He is an avid Mountaineer fan and an Eagle Scout.

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