About Us

“But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.” ~ Hebrews 10:39

Board of Directors

Rev. James D. Gier Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Excelsior Springs, MO


Erik S. Preus  Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pagosa Springs, CO


Rev. A. Brian Flamme  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Roswell, NM 


Micah Lile Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, CO  


Rev. Brandon W. Ross Faith Lutheran Church, Johnstown, CO


Who We Are

The name Evanguard is a conflation of the two words “evangelical” and “vanguard.” Here evangelical means “loyal to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” A vanguard is the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force. It also refers to a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas. Both meanings play a defining role in the purpose and mission of Evanguard. 

What We Do

In advancing the Evanguard mission we will keep and hold fast to the orthodox heritage, practices, and traditions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church while also leading the way in exploring new developments and ideas faithful to our orthodox Confession in addressing both the doctrinal and cultural challenges of our day, especially as it relates to masculinity and the roles of men.

Who is Evanguard for?

Evanguard is for MEN, because it is all about masculinity and biblical manhood. It is for single men and married men, men with no children or men with many children, even men with daughters only.

Evanguard is for all boys 8 years and older, because it is the duty of men to raise, mentor, and initiate their sons in the same. Men and boys, fathers and sons, in a journey and mission together.

Evanguard is for grandfathers, with their sons and grandsons, for they are to make it known to their children and their children’s children (Dt 4:9).

Evanguard is for Christian Men, a Christian brotherhood, in the bonds and crucible of the cross where “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Pr 27:17).

Evanguard is for Lutheran Men bound together in Scripture and the confession of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The proposed means of advancing the Evanguard mission include:

Camps for training in biblical masculinity to mature manhood

Quests for disciplined use and mastering of instruction and training

Advances for specialized training and development of orthodox Christian practices

Sabbaticals for implementation of discipline and transformation