Pastors & Staff

Rev. Dr. Laurence White

Senior Pastor

Pastor White has served as Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church since June of 1981. Pastor White is a regular speaker for national pro-life, pro-family organizations across America. In that connection, he has had the opportunity to address millions of Americans through national radio and television broadcasts and has spoken to nearly 20,000 pastors across the nation. Pastor White also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Family Research Council. In 1997, Pastor White was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by Liberty University of Lynchburg, VA, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the pro-life movement. See speeches here.
At Our Savior, Pastor White preaches regularly and leads various Bible studies throughout the year on Sundays and mid-week. 

Rev. Steven Cholak

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Cholak serves as the Assistant Pastor for Fellowship and Parish Education.  He also serves as the chaplain to Our Savior Lutheran School. Pastor Cholak oversees the Bible studies and Sunday School offerings as well as Catechesis and Confirmation. Pastor Cholak is the pastoral advisor for Houston Lutherans for Life and Zone Counselor for the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. 

Mr. Jeff Armstrong

Minister of Music

Jeff teaches music and choir at OSL School. Jeff came to OSL in August 1999, from California. He serves as our Minister of Music, leading all the choirs, hand bells, and playing the organ for all services. 

Mrs. Jackie Jolley-Lowery 

Office Manager/Pastor's Assistant 

Jackie is the Office Manager and administrator for Pastor White and Pastor Cholak. Her husband and three daughters have been members of OSL since 2012. Jackie has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and lends her musical talents to bells, the various choirs, and ensembles available at OSL.

Mrs. Barbara Mushinski 


Barbara was baptized as an infant here at OSL, attended OSL School through 8th grade, and received a BFA degree from the University of Houston in graphic communications. Barbara started working for OSL in 1999, developing the weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter and web site, as well as working with the school for theme logos, various ads and other publications. She also sings in various choirs and serves on the Altar Guild, the Life Team, and the Fellowship Committee.  

Mrs. Sarah Baughman 

Office Assistant

Sarah is the friendly face welcoming you at the receptionist window. She is also an author, and she is involved with Evangelism, LWML, Music Ministry, and Sunday School.