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What Do Lutherans Believe?

Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation -- the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world.


We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds.  We use the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds in our worship.

These ecumenical creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.

The Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) informs our governing documents.   

The ELCA has developed a number of Social Statements over the years addressing the church's official positions on a variety of social issues.  These provide a broad framework to assist the church in thinking about social issues in the context of faith and life.

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Who is Christ the Servant Lutheran Church?

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church was formed in 1974 as a mission congregation of the Lutheran Church in America.  We began on November 1, 1975 with 117 baptized members.  We dedicated our current building in September, 1984.  We finished a major renovation in 2017 with new paint, flooring, doors, windows, lights, food prep area, and most importantly, comfortable chairs!

We currently have 185 members and average 70 at Sunday morning worship.

Christ the Servant is a member of the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

We think of ourselves as open, diverse, and friendly.  We hope you will think of us that way, too!

Church Staff

Kenny Champagne


Pastor Kenny is a lifelong Lutheran, born in Detroit, MI. He and his family moved to Florida where he attend Florida State University studying Media Production and where he began his ministry journey in 2008 as the Youth and Family Minister at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Kenny met his wife, Kelly, at St. Stephen before they moved to Northern Virginia where Kenny served as the Director for Youth and Young Adults at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Fairfax and Clifton, VA. Kenny attend Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA, was ordained as a Deacon in 2020, and called to Lord of Life as their Deacon for Discipleship. At the end of 2022, Kenny felt called to pursue the ministry of Word and Sacrament. He moved to Charlotte, NC as an intern and Director of Family Ministries at Christ Lutheran Church. Kenny was then called to Christ the Servant in September of 2023 and ordained October 7, 2023. Pastor Kenny enjoys seeking out Holy experiences and inviting others to experience God in new and creative ways. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys exploring breweries and wineries with Kelly and their dog, Penny, finding projects around their home, and playing ice hockey.

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Alexander Bean

Minister of Music

Alexander “Alex” Bean is a native of Oregon, now a transplant to the East Coast. Bean received a B.Mus in Organ Performance and Music Composition from the University of Oregon (2016), and an MFA in Music Composition From Brandeis University (2020). His compositions have been performed by groups including eighth blackbird and Roomful of Teeth. HIs previous composition teachers have included Robert Kyr, Erin Gee, and Eric Chasalow. His previous organ teachers have included Barbara Baird and Christian Lane. His music exhibits a variety of eclectic influences, from the very old (Medieval and Baroque) to the very recent (jazz and classical avant-garde). In addition to his work as an organist and composer, Bean is an abstract painter, inspired by the work of Pollack and de Kooning. When he isn’t involved in the arts, Bean enjoys gardening, brewing beer, and reading Confucian philosophy.

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Heather Whitman

Parish Manager

Heather Whitman is a Pennsylvania native, but has considered Reston, VA home for over 20 years. She has a BA in Psychology from Juniata College and has previously worked in human resources. A proud mom, Heather can be found in the bleachers cheering on the South Lakes Seahawks and JMU Dukes. She also enjoys reading, baking, and exploring the Reston trails.

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