At St. Luke’s, worship is at the heart of everything we do.

...the only thing that matters is faith lived out in love. -Galatians 5:6

With inspiring messages from Senior Pastor Dr. Tom Pace and music from our outstanding choirs and contemporary musicians, our services are powerful and life-changing.

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Worship Services

How do you prefer to worship? Traditional and contemporary options await you at St. Luke’s. Is a formal service with exquisite choirs and organ, familiar liturgy and an inspiring message the way you best feel God’s presence? The traditional service may be yours. Or is a more relaxed atmosphere, with a praise band, coffee and donuts, bubbly children being children, reflective prayer elements and the same great sermon more how you encounter God? Check out contemporary worship.

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Traditional Worship | Sanctuary

The Traditional Worship service follows familiar liturgy with a dynamic, scripture-inspired message and is accompanied by exquisite choirs and congregational hymns.

Dr. Tom Pace, Senior Pastor preaching

8:30 with Holy Communion, 9:45 and 11 a.m.

12:05 p.m. Holy Communion in the Chapel

Tune in to KUBE Sunday’s at 10:00 a.m. to join us in worship

Assisted hearing devices are available.
Induction Loop system is available in the Westheimer Sanctuary.
Sign interpreter is available at the 9:45 a.m. traditional service.

Contemporary Worship | Fellowship Hall

Encounter God in a relaxed atmosphere, with a praise band, coffee and donuts, bubbly children being children, reflective prayer elements and a challenging and encouraging message.

Dr. Tom Pace, Senior Pastor preaching

Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears, Pastor

8:30 a.m. gathering

8:45 a.m. service


If you can’t be with us in person on Sundays, join us live at 8:30, 9:45 or 11 a.m. for the complete traditional service.



The service of Christian marriage is one of the most significant rites in a couple’s life.

The ministers and staff at St. Luke’s wish to extend every possible assistance to you so that your wedding in our church will be a truly memorable, spiritual and meaningful celebration.

Click here to learn more about weddings at St. Luke’s. To inquire about celebrating your wedding at St. Luke’s, please contact Wedding Coordinator Kenzie Hannah at [email protected] or 713-402-5027. She and the Wedding Guild volunteers are ready to assist and support you as you make plans for this very special occasion.


I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. -Mark 1:8

The Sacrament of Baptism expresses God’s love and grace, which is free to all. In the baptism service, St. Luke’s vows to embrace your children and be with them in their faith walk. Parents are required to attend a one-hour Baptism Class prior to their child’s baptism. The class is offered once each month (except December), on a Sunday morning.

Topics discussed in the class are:

  • Methodist perspective on baptism
  • Practical tips and ideas for how to raise your child in the Christian faith
  • Detailed overview of the Baptismal service
  • Logistics about the day of your child’s Baptism
  • Each class also offers an opportunity to meet other parents and learn about opportunities to get involved at St. Luke’s.

To schedule your child’s baptism, or to arrange to attend the required baptism class, please contact Noralyn Carpenter at 713-402-5028.  It is best to plan as far in advance as possible.

To inquire about baptism for an adult, please contact any of our clergy.


At St. Luke’s, our focus when performing a funeral or memorial service is to use the resurrection of Jesus Christ as comfort and support while celebrating the life of the deceased. In the company of believers and through the uplifting strength of worship, family and friends can find the renewal of Christian faith, hope and love to sustain them in time of grief.

The distinction between a funeral service and a memorial service is whether the casket will be present.

  • A funeral is conducted with the casket present
  • It is not present during a memorial service

In either type of service, the emphasis is in providing an uplifting celebration of God’s power over death through scripture readings, prayer and music.

Important Note Times for services should not be set prior to confirmation of the availability of church facilities and the assignment of a minister and organist. To make arrangements or to inquire further about the services, please contact Karen Smith at 713-402-5086.


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Dr. Tom Pace
Senior Pastor
Dr. Linda Christians
Dr. Linda Christians
Executive Pastor
Rev. Roberto Blanco
Ministerio Hispano Gethsemane Campus
Rev. Bill Denham
Rev. Bill Denham
Pastor of Caring Ministries
Rev. Thomas Harper
Rev. Thomas Harper
Pastor of Small Groups
Rev. David Horton
Rev. David Horton
Pastor Gethsemane
Rev. Eric Huffman
Rev. Eric Huffman
Pastor The Story Houston
Rev. Geovanna Huffman
Rev. Geovanna Huffman
Pastor The Story Houston
Katie Montgomery Mears
Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears
Director of Adult Ministries and Pastor of Contemporary Worship

Worship Staff

Sid Davis
Sid Davis
Director of Music and Fine Arts
Noralyn Carpenter
Noralyn Carpenter
Worship Coordinator and Director of Childrens Music
Monica Griffin
Monica Griffin
Director of Bridges Academy
Rob Landes
Rob Landes
Artist in Residence and Organist
Randy Murrow
Randy Murrow
Associate Director of Bridges Academy
Jim Roman
Associate Organist
Ryan Jones
Fine Arts Associate