Lutheran Church of Our Saviour

                                                                                            Tampa, FL



Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Florida / Bahamas Synod
8401 W. Hillsborough Avenue Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 884-1232
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8:30 AM - Sunday School for all ages (September through May)
9:30 AM - Holy Communion

Alternative Worship Service in English and Spanish
Servicio Bilingue Ingles y Espanol
at AM Sundays


Pastor -
Reverend Jose Luis La Torre-Cuadros

Pastor Jose-Luis La Torre-Cuadros has accepted the call from LCOS to be our new Pastor! His first Sunday with us was October 25, 2015 (Reformation Sunday). His Installation Service was performed in the LCOS sanctuary on November 15, 2015 at 3:00pm.

Pastor Jose Luis was born in Lima, Peru. He was ordained into pastoral ministry on October 31, 1998. In February 1992 he married Luz Elena (Lucy), interpreter and translator. They have two children: Nicolas and Miranda.

Pastor Jose Luis earned a degree in Law and Political Science from San Marcos University. He worked as a lawyer before entering the Evangelical Seminary of Lima.

In 2002-2003 he pursued his Masters in Philosophy at San Marcos University. His last call in Peru was to the Lutheran Congregation Cristo Rey in Lima, where he was involved in the theological education of new leaders and in ecumenical affairs.

From September 2005 to 2011 Pastor Jose Luis served as an Associate Pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church serving the Sacramento area in CA. He also served as the Dean of the Sacramento Conference and the Synod Council (member at large). Later, as Bishop´s Assistant in CA and NV, he provided care and connection with congregations and pastors.

Pastor Jose Luis focused on the areas of justice and advocacy and was the liaison for the Lutheran Social Services, the Lutheran Office of Public Policy, the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Nevada, the Council of Deans, the Leadership Team, the Justice and Advocacy Team, and congregations in transition and call processes. He was called to be the new pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Tampa FL.

Jose Luis, Luz (Lucy), Miranda, & Nicolas

LCOS has an updated Facebook page: LCOSTAMPA

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ELCA has a new website

As we designed and built the new site, we tried to keep at the forefront of our work the primary audiences to which it is aimed: ELCA members and worshippers, rostered leaders (lay and clergy), other leaders in congregations, synods and partner organizations — and those who are seeking involvement in a worshipping community that puts God’s unconditional love in Christ Jesus front and center. These are the people to whom we wish to provide relevant and accessible information through this dynamic new site. The new site offers better search tools, easier navigation, an extensive resource “library” and an interactive map to show where Lutherans are active in the world. It also is more user-friendly on mobile devices.

We hope and pray — and will continue to work to assure — that this new website will help advance the work of God’s ministries that we all share. As always, we appreciate your partnership.



In his acceptance letter, Pastor Jose-Luis wrote (in part)

"..With great joy, excitement, and gratitude I received the call documents…
I accept this call to serve with you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord…
I felt the guidance of the Holy Spirit during the whole call process, especially during the time when I visited the congregation with my family and we were welcomed and had an amazing opportunity to know you more…
I promise to serve you faithfully and put my energy, experience, and passion for the ministry to work together with you, to grow in our mutual experience of the grace of God.."

For those of you interested, below are 2 links to Pastor Jose-Luis’ Facebook page and some sermons:


8:30 AM - Sunday School
for all ages
(September through May)

9:30 AM - Holy Communion

2013 = 50 Years!

The Lutheran Church is celebrating fifty years in mission proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Town 'N Country, Tampa, Florida

May 5, 1963


The link below is an article about LCOS and its 50 year anniversary. It's a great piece, enjoy, and thank you for being part of our community.
TBO article

Lutheran Church of Our Saviour -- 8401 W. Hillsborough Avenue Tampa, FL 33615 -- (813) 884-1232
Sundays: 8:30 AM - Sunday School for all ages (September through May) and 9:30 AM - Holy Communion -- Coffee Hour
Kaye Prox Food Bank: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3 PM until 4:30 PM
Academy of Our Saviour: Monday through Friday -- before care 7:45 AM until 9 AM, School 9 AM until 1:50 PM, After care 1:50 PM until 4 PM