About Our Savior

Since 1997, Our Savior Lutheran Church has been sharing the hope, truth and joy of Jesus with the community of Roanoke.

There's a place for you at Our Savior.

At Our Savior, you'll find a community of people who genuinely care for one another, whether you've been part of our "church family" for years or are visiting for the first time.

We all struggle in life. We're all a little misfit. But we have found home and healing in the love Jesus has for us — no matter who we are, the mistakes we've made or how we see ourselves.

And we'd love to share this hope with you.

Meet Our Pastor


Paul Workentine

I’m a farm kid from Nebraska who has always wanted to help people. I know from personal experience how much Jesus’ love can help us all!

I’ve had the privilege of sharing the love of Jesus in Michigan, Florida, Thailand, Antigua, and now Virginia for the last 14 years.

My wife Betsy and I are blessed with three sons we’re very thankful for, awesome daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren, including one in heaven. They live in Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Alaska, so we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like. Our church is family to us, and we always have room for more!

I enjoy woodworking and computers. Yes, I am a nerd! Still, I enjoy sharing life with new friends. My kids might warn you about my “dad jokes,” but who asked them? I’ve been a pastor for 38 years, and next to my wife and family, I can’t think of a greater honor than to help people with God’s undeserved love.

What We Believe

What we believe and teach is rooted in God's perfect Word — The Bible. Because we know it never changes, we know we can find rest and peace in it.

Questions? Contact Us!

We'd love to get to know you more. If you have a question about Our Savior, or would like to request a contact from our pastor, complete the form below.

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