Meet LCEF Vice President

Paul Reaves has served as the LCEF Vice President for the Mid-South District for over 20 years, additionally serving the Southern Illinois District on an interim basis since 2016.  A life-long member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Memphis, Tennessee, Paul is passionate about the ministry of church extension and grateful for the opportunity to serve congregations, schools and workers in the Southern Illinois District through LCEF.  He can be reached at 901-395-7051 or

About LCEF

Paul Reaves

Lutheran Church Extension Fund focuses on providing place and space for ministry.

LCEF provides loans and services that have allowed thousands of churches and schools in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod to expand their facilities and carry out more effective ministry.  LCEF also offers loans to pastors, teachers, and other rostered church workers for the purchase of a home or debt consolidation so that these workers can better focus their time and efforts on ministry. 


LCEF is able to support the mission and ministry of congregations and other LCMS entities because of the faithful support of investors throughout the LCMS.  LCEF investors receive a fair rate of return on their investment; an unparalleled history of safety and financial strength pointing to the return of their investment upon maturity; and the benefits of the “ministry dividend” – knowing that your invested funds are being used to build churches and expand ministry.


For more information on LCEF investments, please visit the LCEF website  or call LCEF at 1-800-THE-LCEF (1-800-843-5233).


For more information about LCEF can help provide loans and services to your congregation, please contact Paul Reaves LCEF Vice President for the Southern Illinois District by telephone at (901) 395-7051 or by e-mail at