“For all the promises of God find their Yes in Christ Jesus.”
-2 Corinthians 1:20

Our Current Pastor:

Sergio Gonzalez, (right) the current pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, was born to Cuban immigrant parents in Miami, Florida. He has a bachelor’s degree in History from Florida International University and a Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary. He believes that Jesus’ love for us should be central in every sermon and this love is what he endeavors to preach weekly. When he is not at church he is involved in the local art scene with his wife, Caroline, who is an artist (see photo to right). He also likes to play his bass guitar (Yamaha is underrated!) and is a fan of the more quirkier aspects of pop culture, be it American or from across the Pacific.

Our Recent Pastors and Bishops and Deacons

Pastor John Thompson, S.T.S. retired after Easter Sunday 2024. Pastor Emeritus John Thompson is a powerful preacher. He served as our pastor from 2021-2024. He led our Divine Liturgy Service every Sunday at 10AM. He also taught Bible Studies and Cathechism Classes and helped with Vacation Bible School weekends. Farewell and Godspeed, Pastor Thompson and THANK YOU!

Pastor John Thompson, S.T.S. preached at a variety of services, usually from the pulpit. In the top photo, Pastor John was installing the 2023 Church Council in January. The photos above show Pastor John preaching from the pulpit on a Sunday in Lent, and blessing palms on Palms Sunday before our Palm Sunday Procession.

Bishop John F. Bradosky, Bishop Emeritus of the NALC (North American Lutheran Church) is a member of our congregation. Bishop Bradosky participated in the Lutheran Week 2023 Convocation in Oklahoma City in August 2023. Photos below are from the NALC September newsletter.

Our Current Bishop is a also a pastor in California

Our current Bishop, Dr. Daniel Selbo was re-elected for a second four year term at the Lutheran Week Convocation in August 2023, and will serve our entire North American Lutheran Church body for four years. He is a resident of California and a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in San Jose.