Pastor Lou came to know Christ personally more than three decades ago, and his life has never been the same. He is motivated by a love for God and compassion for people. The idea that, “Nothing is impossible with God” is a driving factor for helping people really find Jesus and grow strong in faith. Teaching the Bible with clarity, enthusiasm, and creativity is his passion.
In his natural habitat you might find Pastor Lou, playing with his family, exploring the great outdoors, skiing, checking out a movie, cooking (every now and then “dinner & a sermon” takes place on Sunday mornings), reading, working out at one of OP’s community centers, connecting with missionaries all over the world, cultivating one of Johnson Counties smallest gardens, teaching Greek/biblical studies, or even soaking up the sun on the beach!
Lou and Michele were married in 1985 and have three children (Brennan, Karis, and Jonathan). Michele is an educator by training (University of Florida). The pastor earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and New Testament Greek from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His dissertation title is Congregational Worship Renewal in the Light of Spiritual Gifts.”