Our Story

In 1923, when this part of Milwaukee was mostly undeveloped and when West Allis and Wauwatosa were far off suburbs, Fairview Congregation settled at the corner of 66th and Stevenson.  Our first resident pastor came to Fairview in May 1923.  By July we were incorporated with the State.  By September our first church building was ready for use and the pastor started a Lutheran elementary school.

For nine decades the Holy Spirit has enabled Fairview to proclaim the good news about God's grace in Jesus to our part of Milwaukee.  With his help we have weathered the national storms of two world wars and several other military conflicts, of social unrest and cultural change, and of financial ups and downs.  Throughout it all the Spirit has kept his promise that he will be with us, that he is our God, that he will strengthen and uphold us (Isaiah 41:10). 

From May 2013 to May 2014 we celebrated our 90th anniversary.  Our theme was, Fairview at 90: Look Out.  We are reminded ourselves to look out for the spiritual welfare of souls in our community who don't have a relationship with Jesus, to look out for our own spiritual health, and to look out into the future for what God would have Fairview become.