Pastor DJ Lura, his wife Melissa and three children, joined St. Paul’s Church family in January 2014. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from North Dakota State University in Fargo; and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has served congregations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and now St. Paul's in North Carolina. His leadership style is to empower and equip the congregation in their focus on the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), to go and make disciples, teaching them to obey everything our Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us. Pastor DJ enjoys playing with his kids, karate, and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and NDSU Bison.
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