Pastor Walter Little
If asked to summarize our job as Christians, Pastor Little's automatic and sincere response would surely be:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your might. 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12: 30 - 31
Ordained in 1964, Pastor has been with Augustana since 2008. His natural joviality is contagious and he can elicit a smile or a chuckle from just about anyone. Likewise, when it is time to be serious and compassionate, Pastor is right there in the moment.
Pastor Little is always quick to point out--both in and out of the pulpit--that in our efforts to live our faith by actions and thoughts, his struggles are no different than those of anyone else. There is never a message or sense of him placing himself above anyone else in the Christian journey: We are all walking paths, we all stumble, we all strive to get back up and march forward towards love, stronger faith, and our eternal praise of God.
He faithfully visits the sick and shut-ins of our congregation weekly and as requested.
Pastor Little is a singing pastor. His joy in singing hymns is obvious and one never knows when he might incorporate a vocal solo into a sermon or the worship service.
Feel free to contact Pastor at anytime and about anything. When counseling with Pastor, one can be assured of his absolute confidentiality.
When not busy with his church duties, Pastor enjoys spending time and travels with his wife, Theresa, and their grand-daughter, Camryn. He might be seen jogging in the early hours of each day or refereeing intermediate and high school athletic events.