Our Ministerial Staff
Christ Lutheran welcomes you to its ministry and family of faith. If you are looking for a church home here in Hot Springs Village, we extend to you our warm word of welcome and invitation. We worship together, and serve together in Christ's Name the needs of the community and of one another. Christ Lutheran is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and with other member congregations extend its ministry to needs worldwide.
Please worship with us this Sunday, and let us get to know one another. If you would like further information or desire to visit with us about future membership, please give us a call at 922-1865. Welcome to the Village, and welcome to Christ Lutheran.
The Rev. Leland Lochhaas has served as Visitation Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church since February 4, 1990. The members of our parish are blessed in times of need by his gentle and faithful counsel. His special mission is to bring the love of Christ to the ill, bereaved, and troubled.
Dr. George Antolik has an extensive background in many phases of music education, and as a performing artist. He has held faculty appointments in the Honors College at The University of Central Arkansas. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with BMusic; MMusic; and Ph.D. degrees. A significant number of his voice students have distinguished themselves as film and stage performers. Numerous former students of Dr. Antolik have served as directors of music for churches within most denominations.
Alice Wright has been playing the organ in churches for 50 years, beginning with a pump organ in a country church. Starting piano lessions at 11 years of age, she began playing for church at age 13. Alice remarks, "The Lord has Blessed me greatly." Our grateful congregation agrees!