It must be said that St. Paul’s is not about us! It’s about Jesus Christ, our crucified and risen Lord! St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is a community of faith formed by Jesus in baptism who gather around God’s Word. We are a congregation fed and nourished by Scripture, by prayer, and by the Holy Supper. We worship utilizing the rites and practices that have been handed down to us. Our music is hymns taken from the rich, historic hymnody. Both are drawn from God’s Word given to us, that we might speak and sing it back to Him! Most importantly, we are centered in Jesus Christ and His forgiveness and mercy. It is through His Body, the Church, that God draws all people to Himself. We love and serve our neighbor flowing from the love that Christ has given us freely. St. Paul’s is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
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Rev. Chris Heaton, the Senior Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Soli Deo Gloria
Pastor Chris Heaton is a native of Cape Girardeau, MO and attended college in St. Louis (UMSL). It was there that he met his wife Abigail (Newberry); they were married in 1997. They have two children: Sophia (14) and Elsa (10). Pastor Heaton worked for Barnes and Noble for 17 years, his last position as Store Manager in Cape Girardeau. It was in 2014 that he entered Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), graduating with a Master of Divinity in 2018. Upon completion, Pastor Heaton was called as pastor to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulton, MO. He was installed on July 21st, 2018.
Along with the vocations of husband, father, and pastor, Pastor Heaton enjoys several theological pursuits. He is an avid reader and a student of biblical languages. He also enjoys teaching the faith and taking deep dives into the Holy Scriptures. Pastor Heaton is a long-time runner and a passionate golfer.