Jonathan Meyer, Pastor
Rev. Jonathan Meyer is the Pastor of OSLC & has been serving the Lord and the congregation since January of 2004.
Being a Lutheran Pastor was a life-long dream. As a boy, when most other boys would pretend to be policemen, firefighters, or cowboys, Pastor pretended to be a pastor, “preaching” to his sister & stuffed animals, singing the hymns & liturgy, & even getting his mom to accompany him on the family piano!
Pastor enjoys most aspects of the pastoral ministry, but especially enjoys teaching & answering people’s questions about the Bible, the Lutheran church, & Jesus. He also enjoys the personal ministry of visiting the shut-ins & hospitalized to bring them the Word for comfort & encouragement.
Pastor received his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in May, 2000. After ordination, he was installed as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Crockett, Texas & served from July 2000 to December 2003. In October 2003, OSLC called him to serve as pastor, & led by the Holy Spirit, he accepted the call.
He & his wife, Laura, have three children: Alyssa, Megan & Christopher, & live in Crosby. In his spare time, Pastor enjoys collecting miniature John Deere tractors, reading, baking & cooking, the shooting sports, & spending time with his family.
A note from Pastor Meyer:
We live in a world where “just enough” has become the status quo. My goal as a pastor is to encourage people in their lives of faith to not be content with “just enough,” but to always grow, to “hunger, thirst for righteousness” as Jesus said, & to be in the Word regularly. The result of personal growth of faith is that it overflows to those around them. In their vocation – their Godly calling, whatever it might be – their faith & joy abounds as they serve their neighbor as Christ’s hands, feet, & voice.
Some days can be difficult, not only for me, but for people at church. My confirmation verse (March 26, 1988) was Philippians chapter 4 verse 4:
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice!”
I’ve wrestled with that verse because there are days when rejoicing is pretty tough. I was baptized when I was two days old – the doctors didn’t think I would make it, so they called our pastor who spoke God’s baptismal promise to me. That connects me to Christ & Christ to me (Romans 6). I am baptized! I’m God’s child! On days where rejoicing is difficult, that promise becomes especially powerful, & God’s promise spoken through Isaiah becomes all the more dear:
“But now, this is what the LORD says—he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine’.” – Isaiah 43:1
Those Words of God help carry me through difficult days, & I hope those Words help others, too, in their difficult times.
The mission of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church is to serve our neighbor as the hands, feet & voice of Christ. I hope & pray this website – & our congregation – may help serve you as you grow in faith of Christ as our Lord & Savior.
Come – Visit – Watch Us Grow!