"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

Jeremiah 29:11

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church

Grace Alone.  Faith Alone. Scripture Alone.

Pastor Jack Onkka

Pastor Onkka married his wife Amy on the 3rd of March 1984.  Amy has been the preschool director for Amazing Grace Christian Preschool in Pensacola, FL since the year 2000.  Together they have two wonderful children: Megan (Johnathan) and Ryan, along with a pug (Dudley) and a cat (Kitkat). 

Pastor Onkka is retired from Law Enforcement with over 30 years of service.  He also spent eight years in the Air Force Reserves.  Pastor Onkka was ordained in December, 2013, and graduated3rd from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, MO.  He was an associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Pensacola before coming here to Christ Our Savior. 


“I look forward to joining you in the journey to grow God’s Kingdom at Christ Our Savior, Panama City Beach,” Pastor Jack Onkka.