Meet our Pastor

God be Praised!

Thomas Albert Lampella is the son of Albert and Aileen Lampella. He was born January 14, 1956 in Painesville, Ohio. He was raised in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. He has one sister Barbara Burr.

In 1974 Pastor Tommy graduated from Harding High School in Fairport Harbor. He graduated from Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1980 and from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 1984.

In 1982-1983 Pastor Tommy served his vicarage under the supervision of Rev. Henry Lubben at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island, Illinois.

Pastor Tommy was ordained with Rev. Kenton Wendorf the Ordination Officiant at Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville, Ohio on July 1, 1984. He was installed as Pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Houston, Missouri where he served until accepting the call to serve as Associate Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri in November of 1986 working with Dr. Edward Arle as Senior Pastor. In April of 1993, Our Savior recalled both pastors with Pastor Tommy as Senior Pastor and Dr. Arle as Associate Pastor. In June of 2001, Pastor Lampella was installed as Pastor of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio and has served the Lord of the Church at Gethsemane until August 2006. He then served as Pastor at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, Nevada until 2012. Pastor Tommy filled vacancy Pastor roles and Pulpit supply in Northeast Ohio until August of 2014 when He became Pastor of CrossRoad Lutheran Church in Hernando, MS.

Pastor also serves as the Circuit Advisor for Circuit Nine.  He assists the pastors in the circuit by sharing ideas and resources.

Pastor Lampella has a daughter Elise, who was born on January 4, 1992. Elise is engaged to Jeremy Freeman with plans for their wedding in October, 2018.