About The Pastor

Pastor John W. Milligan was born in the suburban Detroit city of Ferndale, Michigan.  He is the son of the late William and Joanne Milligan.  His childhood and teenage schooling were in both Lutheran and Public Education.  He attended the then two year Junior College at Concordia, Ann Arbor, MI, and completed his bachelor’s degree at the then Concordia Senior College of Ft. Wayne, IN in 1976.  Four years later, Pastor Milligan graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO with the Class of 1980.  Following his ordination on June 22, 1980, Pastor Milligan has served the following congregations in his ministry:

Trinity, Coon Rapids, IA (1980-1986); Pilgrim, Lakewood, OH (1986-1991); St. Peter’s, Shaker Hts., OH as Vacancy Pastor (1992-1993); Prince of Peace, Medina, OH as Vacancy Pastor (1993-1995); Bethlehem, Parma, OH as Vacancy Pastor (1995-1996); Holy Trinity, Parma, OH as Vacancy Pastor (1996-1997); Zion, Cleveland, OH (1998-2002); Holy Trinity, Parma, OH (since April 27, 2002) and Grace, Lakewood, OH as Vacancy Pastor (since August 16, 2021). 

Pastor Milligan begins his Dual Pastorate with 43 years of pastoral experience and as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of Ohio having received his master’s degree from Cleveland State University.

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