Meet Pastor Lou

    The Psalmist wrote these words to publicly declare  the praises of God. As I 
    write this short bio of my experience of God's providence in my life, I am
    convicted once again that the God we love and worship is indeed full of mercy
    and grace.  I pray that you will experience the  majesty and love of God anew 
    as you read this. God alone,  the Father, the Son an the Holy Spirit, is to be
    worshipped and adored.  I look forward with great expectation to your visit and
    hearing what  He has done for your soul!

    By God's grace and His sovereign will, I was born again on January 29, 1986 in
    the midst of a serious automobile accident. By the power of His Holy Spirit,
    He changed  my life forever.  He placed a compelling desire in my heart to run
    after Him.  God ordained a tragedy to give me His greatest blessing, life in Christ. 
    As I pursued in Christ through reading and studying the Bible, I became convicted
    of my sinfulness the in the light of His holiness.  I surrendered my life to Christ by
    the power of His Holy Spirit.   I repented of my sins and placed my whole trust in
    His finished work.   God has continued to teach me what it means to follow Him.

As Paul wrote, every Christian is called to work out his/her salvation in fear and    trembling because the
One working to change a sinner into the likeness of Christ, Philippians 2:12-13.

As I studied the Bible and subsequently taught it as a member of my local church, I discerned that God was calling
me to invest myself fully in the ministry of the word.

During that time I was member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, commonly referred to as the
Episcopal Church. I entered Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in 1991 with the approval and
endorsement of the Bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida. I graduated with a Master of Divinity
degree in 1994 and was ordained.  During my tenure in the Episcopal Church, I served three churches.
One of the three was a "church plant" that God grew for His glory.

By God's providence, I left the Episcopal Church, renounced my orders in that denomination and was
examined and ordained a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in February, 2005.
The Lord led me and my wife, Laurie, to be a part of this great Kingdom work in Weatherford, Texas.
With great humility we feel privileged and honored to serve this church family, Weatherford Presbyterian Church.

God is sovereign and His plan uses all of our lives for His purpose. My life is no exception. Prior to my seminary
education, I was an Electrical Engineer, engaged as a supervisor, then manager in the commercial nuclear
power industry. The last ten years of my total of eighteen years as a practicing engineer was spent at the
Crystal River Unit Three Nuclear Power Plant, Crystal River, Florida.

I received my undergraduate degree in 1973 in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University,
Villanova, PA.

Laurie, my devoted wife and I were married on July 14, 1973. We have three children: Nicholas,
Krista and Annamarie, a daughter-in-law, Brynn, Nick's wife, and their children - Silas, Eden Grace
and Karis and a wonderful caring son-in-law, Ray Soto married to our daughter Krista.

I am a Christian by God's grace and a Reformed Evangelical by conviction.  The Protestant Reformers
of the sixteenth Century recovered the faith that was, "once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 3.
I see the majesty and love of God in Christ magnified knowing that He did for me what I could never
do for myself.  I was dead and He made me alive! I invite you to join us at Weatherford Presbyterian
Church and catch the joy of the Lord along with us as we participate in God's work of building
His Kingdom. What a blessing it is to be a part of His vision here!

We are sinners saved by God's grace, desiring to be people of grace. We will be blessed by your
presence and I confidently say that you will be impressed by what God is doing in and through us.

Yours in Christ's love and service,

Lou Tiscione