Redeemer remembers Rev Dr David Gerhard Stolz

It is with sadness that Redeemer Lutheran College announces the passing of Rev Dr David Gerhard Stolz, who has passed away peacefully to the words of Psalm 121, aged 79 Years at Zion Lutheran Home, Nundah.

The name, D G Stolz is very familiar to all from within the Redeemer community.  It is Dr David Gerhard Stolz who our Sportsfields on Priestdale Road at Burbank are named after, when they were purchased in February 1985. He was the pastor of the Eight Mile Plains Lutheran parish, and then of St Mark’s Lutheran Church at Mt Gravatt when it became a separate parish. An Old Scholar of St Peters, he was a member of a family with a proud history of building churches and schools. His father, Pastor Jo Stolz, was for many years a leading member of the College Council at St Peters Lutheran College, with some years as Chairman. While the pastor at Redcliffe, Pastor Jo began the work in education there which culminated in the establishment of Grace Lutheran Primary School and Grace Lutheran College. 

In 1974 David Stolz continued his father’s legacy of establishing Lutheran schools when he organized a survey in the south eastern suburbs to determine whether there was any interest in the opening of a Christian independent school in that area. The result was a clear endorsement of the concept, with a strong preference for a secondary school. This led to the establishment of Redeemer Lutheran College. 

We thank God for the work of Rev Dr David Stolz, and particularly for his legacy that he leaves Lutheran education. His funeral service will be held this Thursday 30 August, 10.00am at St Pauls Lutheran Church, Nundah.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121

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