The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Messiah Lutheran Church
Midland, Michigan

OHS Database ID 64822.

Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 7, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Balanced mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 14 registers. 18 ranks. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Hitchdown couplers.


  • According to a Sept. 4, 2019 entry by Richard Swanson on Facebooks Pipe Organ Builder's Group, "In September of 2014, Messiah Lutheran Church, Midland, MI decided to gift their 1975 Berghaus tracker organ to King of Kings Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, MI. The organ was removed by R.T. Swanson, Inc. and transported to storage places in Frankenmuth. The architecture of the new sanctuary at King of Kings made it impossible to accomodate the Berghaus as configured. Case height was the main impediment. R. T. Swanson incorporated 2 pipe ranks, static reservoir and blower from the Berghaus into a new 9 rank electric action pipe organ for King of Kings. The remains of the Berghaus remained in storage in Frankenmuth until 2018 when King of Kings gifted the Berghaus to Wigton Pipe Organs of Dryden, MI for use as the basis of an organ proposal for St. Augustine's House, Oxford, MI." (James Stettner. September 7, 2019)

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Organ in front of sanctuary, 2014. Photograph by Richard Swanson 2014-00-00

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