60th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate With Us ON November 6

This Sunday following worship we will hold our congregational meeting along with celebrating Our Saviour Lutheran Church's 60th Anniversary!! Please bring a favorite dish to share at our covered dish potluck! (Refrigerator and warming oven available)


January 9, 1960
The first organizational meeting to form a United Lutheran Church congregation was held at the home of Elizabeth and Luther Adams

February 21, 1960
Regular services instituted and held in the Southern Pines Civic Club. The Reverends Lester Roof of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sanford, and Paul Beatty, St. Paul Lutheran, Hamlet, conducted the services on Sunday evenings

Jack Deal, student, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, worked with the congregation to make it an official mission church.

Seven acres of land purchased for $24,000 on US 1 in Southern Pines. Parsonage purchased for $12,000 at 355 East New York Ave.

May 25, 1962
The Rev. Jack Deal became the first full-time pastor of this United Lutheran Church

November 11, 1962
The 92-member congregation officially organized and named Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Southern Pines becoming part of the North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran Church of America

December 6, 1964
Dedication of OSLC Chancel and first educational building

December 1966 –January 1971
The Rev. Phillip Deese served as pastor. In addition to Sunday worship service, a weekday Church School was added, The Lutheran Pines newsletter began, and space provided for a school for handicapped children later known as the Sandhills Children’s Center

January 1972
Church organ donated

June 24, 1979
Dedication of second education building

November 15, 1987
25th Anniversary of Our Saviour Lutheran Church celebration and burning of the mortgage for the second education building

January 1, 1988
Our Saviour Lutheran Church becomes a member of the newly organized Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)

May 27, 1990
Dedication of new sanctuary and administrative building

August 23, 1998
Dedication of the new fellowship hall, classroom addition and facility renovations

November 17, 2002
40th anniversary celebrated.

January 2015 – Present
OSLC begins Matthew 25 Food Ministry

July 2015 – Present
OSLC Preschool Opens

March 2020
OSLC shuts down due to Covid-19; begins recording and broadcasting services

May 2020
OSLC reopens for worship following Synod, CDC, State and local guidelines

June 5, 2020
OSLC fully reopens for worship

July 1, 2022
OSLC became a fully digital ministry including livestream, phone and mobile apps

50th Anniversary video

List of pastors

Rev. Jack Deal 1962-1966
Rev. Phillip Deese 1966-1971
Rev. Mark Johnson 1971-1976
Rev. Charles Drawdy 1976-1981
Rev. William Wallace 1981-1984
Rev. Gerald Wallace 1985-1987
Rev. Palmer Clemmer 1987-1993
Rev. David Keck 1994-2000
Rev. Scott Homesley 1996-2011
Rev. Todd Cutter 2004-2006
Rev. Pamela Northrup 2006-2011
Rev. John Probst 2011-2013
Rev. Terry Dorsey 2011-2013
Rev. Todd Rauscher 2013-2016
Rev. Linn Fisher 2016-2019
Rev. Meghan Richter 2017-2018
Rev. John Nagle 2019-2019
Rev. Keith Copeland 2020-2021
Rev. John Nagle 2021-2021
Rev. Frank Waugh 2022-