Pastor Bob Lewis
Pastor Bob Lewis has served as pastoral leader of Faith Lutheran Church since January of 2014.
He is a native of Portland, Oregon, where he attended grade and high school, and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on the southeast side. He majored in communications (television production sequence) at Washington State University in Pullman, graduating in June 1983 with a B.A. cum laude in communications.
During the 1980’s Pastor Bob was employed in the broadcast equipment rental and facilities industry. At BERC of Burbank, CA, he served as rentals manager, working in areas of sales and production with clients such as NBC Sports, ABC 1984 Summer Olympics, and the "TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes" show. In October 1985, Pastor Bob was hired as the first employee of Modular Video Systems (now Bexel Corporation ) in Seattle, where he was the director of sales and marketing.
In 1989, Pastor Lewis entered seminary, first spending one year at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, then transferring to Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He served his pastoral internship at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Pastor Bob graduated from Luther Seminary and was ordained in June, 1994. He has served in five calls prior to Faith Lutheran Church and School. First was a term call to the Knox Lutheran Parish, two small rural congregations in northwestern Pennsylvania which have since closed. At First Lutheran Church of Ellicott City, Maryland (suburban Baltimore-Washington) Pr. Bob was associate pastor for youth and family ministry. From Maryland Pastor Bob and his wife Pastor Kathleen Anderson were called as co-pastors of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York. Returning to the Midwest, Pastor Bob served as associate pastor at Glenwood Lutheran Church in Glenwood, Minnesota. In September 2004 Pastor Bob was called to Nativity Lutheran Church in Renton, Washington where he served as pastor until December 2013.
Pastor Bob and Pastor Kathleen Anderson were married in March 1987. Kathleen is a certified interim minister of the Northwest Washington Synod of the ELCA. They reside in Mill Creek with their dog, Ruadh.