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Pastor John Cain, his wife Kathi, and his son Josh

Redeemer in Nacogdoches has a new full-time Pastor. The Reverend John Cain was installed on Sunday June 18th, 2017. He brings with him his wife, Kathi, and his son, Joshua. Reverend Cain comes to us from the N.W. Houston area, where he had served at Gethsemane Lutheran Church for almost 20 years.

Prior to serving as a parish pastor, Rev. Cain was an exploration geologist in Houston, Texas. About 12 years after college, he left the oil business and enrolled in the four-year seminary program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Upon completion of his seminary studies in 1996, he requested to return to Houston. In 2014 he completed the course of study with the Pastoral Leadership Program (PLI). He has been a Texas District PALS leader, a circuit counselor for two terms, and the prison coordinator. He has been the co-host of a radio program since July 2012. He was a presenter for the 2013 Freedom Beyond Bars and 2016 Best Practices Conferences.

Pastor and Kathi were married in 1990 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Klein (Spring), Texas. They have a 14 year old son, Joshua. The Cains enjoy people, varied ministry opportunities, and foreign travel. Their experiences have given them a deep appreciation for God's creation, both in nature, and in humanity.

Pastor Cains's Installation at Redeemer
Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Presiding Minister - Rev. Dennis Bragdon, Circuit Visitor and Pastor of Our Redeemer, Longview
Guest Preacher - Rev. Steve Simon
Installer - Rev. Eloy Gonzalez, Vice President Area B, Texas District, and senior Pastor of Our Redeemer Church, Irving, TX
Organist - Mr. Tony Sartain