The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Ministry to the Armed Forces was one of 15 organizations named as a 2011 “Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award” nominee for the St. Louis area.

The award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Department of Defense to employers for their support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.


Get involved:

  • Learn more at
  • For more information about the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, visit:
  • Give thanks to God for the opportunity He gives us to serve our military members and their families—especially through Ministry to the Armed Forces’s Operation Barnabas program.
  • Start an Operation Barnabas chapter in your congregation today! Learn how at