About Us


Our New Pastor: Pastor Joseph Leavengood
Pastor Joe has been installed as the minister of the St. John Lutheran Church on Feb 9, 2020.

2019 Church Committee Members
President – Jeff Shows
Vice President – Michael Wiederhold
Secretary – Carol Dismukes
Treasurer – Danita Smith
Trustees – Linda Kieschnick, Jan Perry, Joyce Lerche

2019 Cemetery Committee
Chairman – Steve Perry
Secretary – Virginia Shows
Treasurer – Nolan Lerche
Trustees – Joyce Tanner, Mark Richardson
Administrator – Carol Dismukes

Organist – Virginia Shows
Pianist – Beth Campbell

Team Member Photos

Pastor Joe is also an excellent Vocalist, plays Guitar, Piano, Drums and etc.

About Pastor Joe

Pastor Joe Leavengood is our new Pastor, arriving in Dime Box in January of 2020.  Growing up mostly near Tucson, AZ, he was a paperboy, musician, baseball player and cross-country runner before going to college at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.  For three decades he served in the Air Force around the globe in intelligence, in operational roles, and as a Judge Advocate Officer, and just kept going to school when he could, earning an MBA, MA and JD along the way. 

Injured in an accident in Baghdad in 2006, Joe was medically retired as a Wounded Warrior in 2010. His favorite assignments were in Tokyo and Baghdad, because his work truly mattered in each.  His roughest assignments were the ones close to Washington, DC where he juggled seminary studies at Gettysburg, a few years of physical therapy, and soul-crushing traffic and bureaucracy.

In ministry he has served elsewhere in Texas, in Alberta, Canada, and most recently in Montana.  He has also preached the Good News in many other places from Oregon to Baghdad.  Pastor Joe tries to keep using his skills as a parent, musician, coach, teacher, bus driver, attorney and librarian for God’s glory.   He enjoys reading, chess, writing, working out, hiking, and a cold drink at a good ball game.   

Joe’s wife Edie grew up in the New York City area, has worked as a parent, reporter, banker, florist, coffee shop manager, and writer and editor of publicity, scripts, novels, poetry and non-fiction.  She also enjoys reading, cooking and volunteering.  They have two adult children, Sarah (a college student) and Jay (a civil engineer and architect), both in College Station.  They also have two dogs and a cat, but they no longer own any snow shovels.

Pastor Joe encourages you to listen to God’s calling for your life, to use your freedom to pursue that calling, and to relax your shoulders.

Upcoming Events

all-day All Activities Resumed
All Activities Resumed
Sep 27 all-day
All Activities Resumed
Activities resumed are: Sunday Church Services , Bible Studies, Prayer Team Meeting, Helping Hands and Dominoes
9:00 am Church Service, No Comm/Fellowship
Church Service, No Comm/Fellowship
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Church Service, Non Communion Fellowship & Snacks after Service
8:30 am Prayer Team Meeting @ At Church
Prayer Team Meeting @ At Church
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Prayers for the community and people within the community.
9:30 am Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bible Study for Women, Everyone in the community is invited. Location: Church (unless otherwise scheduled) , Light lunch afterwards.
6:30 pm Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bible Study for Men.  Everyone in the community is invited.  Location:  Church.
2:00 pm Canasta
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Canasta and Fellowship
9:00 am Church Service Comm
Church Service Comm
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Church Service with Communion, Fellowship & Snacks after Service
8:30 am Prayer Team Meeting @ At Church
Prayer Team Meeting @ At Church
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Prayers for the community and people within the community.