Fred W. Neumann was born at Marlin, Texas, in 1939 and was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Riesel, Texas, by Pastor E. A. Heckmann. He was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas, by Pastor Elmer Klenk in 1953.
He attended Concordia College of Austin, Concordia College of Seward, Nebraska, and Concordia Theological Seminary of Springfield, Illinois, and later Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He earned a B.S. (1961), B.D. (1965), and M.Div. (1976). He was ordained Aug. 1, 1965, at St. Matthew in Gulfport, Mississippi.
He was wed to Lavon nee Chamness Neumann in 1959 at Grace, Dallas, Texas. They have 3 children – Jacque Driskell, Fred V, and John. They have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary and have six grand children.
Pastor and Lavon served the following parishes: Vicarage at Trinity, Orlando, Florida; St. Matthew, Gulfport, Mississippi; Grace, Lamesa, Texas, together with Faith, Andrews, Texas; Faith, Post, Texas; Trinity, Norman, Oklahoma; and St. Paul, Austin, Texas (1977-95). Pastor Neumann was granted Pastor Emeritus in 1997.