Pastor John joined All Saints in 1996. He’s a native of Hays, Kansas where he graduated from Fort Hays College with a BS degree in economics and psychology. Pastor John, affectionately known as PJ, spent 12 years as a staff psychologist and consultant before entering Wartburg Seminary. You’ll find his sermons grounded in scripture and laced with personal experience, humor and always the message of God’s love and grace for all. Pastor John enjoys a stimulating discussion on the latest political faux pas or a tidbit of historical theology over a cup of coffee.
You’ll experience a wide variety of worship styles at All Saints – from the traditional to the contemporary. We celebrate communion at every service which everyone is invited to share. We’re a liturgical church, meaning major ingredients of our worship have been handed down from the earliest years of the Christian church. You’ll sing, pray the “Our Father”, recite a statement of beliefs, connect with fellow believers and have your faith stimulated by a challenging sermon.
Music is an essential part of worship here. Music at All Saints fills the senses with inspirational sounds and leaves you feeling uplifted and energized! All Saints has a tradition of excellent choral music for worship. Our choir rehearses weekly and sings at worship services during the school year. Comprised of high-school-age on up, the choir offers various genres of music, from contemporary to classical. Everyone who has a love for worship music is invited to be part of the choir which is directed by John Richard, vocal music director at Aurora’s Vista Peak High School. You’ll experience excellent instrumental music as well: organ, piano, keyboard, guitar, trumpet and flute.
Our children present a Christmas musical during Sunday worship prior to Christmas. They also sing for worship throughout the school year.