Our Pastor

 

Rev. Thomas Darr

 

            Pastor Tom was born August 16, 1950 in York Pa. He graduated for Dallastown Area High School in 1968 and from York College of Pennsylvania in 1974, with a degree in Accounting. Then some 26 years later, Pastor Tom received his Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, which is now a theological school of Lenoir Rhyne University.

            But prior to graduating from seminary Pastor Tom married Elizabeth in 1995 and brought together a blended family with five children. Since that time those five children have started families and Tom and Liz are the proud grandparents of 13 grandchildren.

            Pastor Tom's first call in ministry was in Clearfield Pa., at St. John Lutheran Church. While there he was involved with the youth, with community service as well as serving as a volunteer chaplain at the local hospital. In the fall of 2002, he was called to Angel of Joy Lutheran Church in Lufkin Texas. Angel of Joy had just come off mission status shortly before his arrival so, a large portion of his duties were pastoral guidance, both spiritually and administratively. Also during his stay there two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, came to the area which affected his congregation. In the summer of 2006, Pastor Tom was called to Flohr's Lutheran Church. His vision there was to journey with them in discovering how God's Word was redefining their purpose and ministry within their community setting. Besides serving at Flohrs, Pastor Tom also serves the greater community. He was instrumental in starting a backpack Ministry for the local elementary school, that both feeds and clothes needy children. He has been involved in a cooperative interdenominational midweek youth group called Slice of Faith, a cooperative confirmation program of 10 churches with six pastors and 25 youth. He is also a member of Cashtown Lions club, and serves as an associate chaplain at Gettysburg hospital.

            Pastor Tom enjoys music of all kinds, plays guitar whenever possible. He lives the out of doors, taking walks with Elizabeth and just being in the mountains.. He is a trout fisherman, and a diehard Atlanta Braves fan. He is an avid reader, has his own website, where he posts a daily devotional under www.revtommiedarr.com . His most favorite thing though is spending quality time with the love of his life Liz.

 

 

  

 




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