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Pastor Jim Family

Hello, my name is Jim, and I am the pastor at Light of Christ Lutheran Church.

This is a church for those who are struggling with whatever life is throwing at them. We are also a church for people who are not struggling. Life in the church is no different than the life we all live. There are good times and difficult times. We have everyone from singles, families with kids of all ages and of course our Amazing Grey’s- our senior members. Come join us!

One thing that sets us apart is the Sunday morning message. Most pastors preach for 45 minutes - or more! Not me. The sermons here are about 20 minutes long. Yes, they are shorter than most other pastor’s sermons but they are powerful and you will remember more of the message. If that doesn't get your attention I don't know what will.

Personally, I have a great family! My wife, Deb, and I have four awesome daughters (Yes, real men have daughters). My daughters Sierra, Katie, Evangeline and Addison are the ones responsible for my graying hair! We love camping in National Parks and spend our nights in our Tent Trailer when we go. On one of our trips we were at Mt. Rainier National Park. You can see a before and after picture of a six-mile hike we took. The picture pretty much sums up me and my family. 

As a church, we are focusing on serving our neighbors. The housing community we are found in is University Park. Our goal is to serve our neighbors. No strings attached. We want to share the love of Christ with this community and are constantly looking for ways to accomplish this. Whether the people of this community attend Light of Christ or not, we simply want to be faithful to Jesus when He said to love our neighbor as ourselves.

If you have put your faith in things like the stock market, your job, skills and abilities, I am sure you have found those things to be temporary in nature. Every week that you attend you will be reminded of the grace of God though Christ Jesus. This grace of God was accomplished through the cross and the empty grave three days later. Come find out about something that lasts for eternity!

I want to invite you to attend a worship service a few times and come see experience what we are about.

Jim Gwaltney

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