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Minister

Larry Victor Smoose, American minister. Ordained to ministry Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1972. Recipient Community Service award St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1989.

Background

Smoose, Larry Victor was born on December 11, 1946 in Pittsburgh. Son of Victor Charles and Elizabeth Edna (Kirsop) Smoose.

Education

Bachelor, Thiel College, 1968. Master of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1972. Doctor in Ministry, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1987.

Career

Assistant pastor Holy Trinity Luth Church, Abington, Pennsylvania, 1972-1975. Senior pastor Lutheran Church of God's Love, Newtown, 1975-1996, Reformation Lutheran Church, Media, since 1996. Secretary Southeast Pennsylvania synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Philadelphia, since 1987, member council, executive board, since 1987, member church council, executive committee since 1995.

Pastor, evangelist, Chicago, since 1986. Member governing board Academy for Evangelists, Columbus, 1987-1993.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author monographs for Lutheran Church in American, 1985-1986.

Membership

Board directors Foundation for Pastoral Counsel, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1982-1985, Center Foundation, since 1997. Member governing board Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, 1982-1990, Newtown Welfare Council, 1984-1996, Lutheran Retirement Homes, Philadelphia, 1990-1998. Founder, chairman Bucks County World Food Day Committee, since 1989.

Member Newtown Ministerium (convenor 1977, 82), Academy for Evangelists, Rotary (president Newtown club 1983).

Connections

Married Laura Ann Cressman, August 12, 1972 (divorced). 1 child, Matthew Cressman.

father:
Victor Charles Smoose

mother:
Elizabeth Edna (Kirsop) Smoose

spouse:
Laura Ann Cressman

child:
Matthew Cressman Smoose