The Rev. James R. Larsen was called as the congregation's fourth pastor in 2005. A talented musician and engaging speaker, Pastor Jim seeks to involve worshipers in prayer, praise, and growth in the Spirit in every worship service. He is committed to helping Apostles members grow as disciples of Jesus, and is concerned for the building up of God's kingdom, both in the congregation and in the community around us. He is active in outreach groups, including Bread for Life food pantry in Gloucester and is treasurer of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia.
Jim grew up in California and moved to Virginia as a teen. A graduate of William and Mary with a degree in Finance, his first career was as a CPA in the healthcare field. He then answered the call to ministry and was trained at Southern Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C. Jim was ordained in 1996 and served Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison, VA as his first call. He lives in Gloucester with his wife, Terri Johnston Larsen. He has two married sons, two grandchildren and another on the way.
A Message from Pastor Jim
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,