Senior Pastor

Rev. John Bussman

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In his primary vocation, Rev. Bussman is husband to Emily and father to sons Gabriel and Luke. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Concordia University, Nebraska (Winter 2007), where he also played collegiate tennis. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2012 with a Masters of Divinity. Not only was he very studious, he is also known to be the greatest intramural champion of all time.
Rev. Bussman is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Concordia Seminary with a concentration in the history and theology of worship and how that helps to form us as Christians.
Additionally, Rev. Bussman has written for Gottesdienst, the Journal of Lutheran Liturgy, since 2018, and he has served as a professor of religion at Wallace State Community College since 2015, where he teaches surveys of both Old and New Testament as well as Biblical Interpretation.
In his spare time, Rev. Bussman enjoys woodworking, yardwork, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family.

Associate Pastor and Cantor

Rev. Christopher Clark

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A native of Lake Charles, LA, Pastor Clark graduated from McNeese State University in 2005, earning a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Performance on saxophone and in conducting.  After serving as a music educator in Texas and Louisiana, as well as the director of music at St. John Lutheran Church in Lake Charles, he then enrolled at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, receiving his Master of Divinity in 2017.  Following his ordination that same June, he was installed as the Associate Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cullman, AL, on July 2, 2017.


At St. Paul's, Pastor Clark's duties include guiding the music program for both the church and school, conducting the various choral and instrumental ensembles, teaching the Sunday junior catechism classes, and assisting Pastor Bussman in all aspects of the pastoral ministry.  Among his other interests are golf, architecture, history, jazz music, and composing and arranging sacred music.  He also enjoys spending time at home with his wife Linda and their children.

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