Pastor Olsen

Pastor Olsen was ordained in 1982. He served as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck, New Jersey from 1982 until 1987 when he resigned to pursue a law degree at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. Following graduation in 1990, he began practicing law full time at the firm of Francis & Berry in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1994 Pastor Olsen accepted a call as assistant to the Pastor at Church of the Savior in Paramus, New Jersey where he served as a part time minister and supply preacher for churches throughout Bergen County. Pastor Olsen left the full time practice of law and his pastorate at Church of the Savior in October of 2008 to accept the call to serve as pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bogota.

Pastor Olsen is a graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana. Pastor Olsen and his wife, Sesle, have three adult children, Sarah, Emily and Benjamin.

Pastor Olsen’s sermons are uploaded to Trinity’s Website on a weekly basis.

  1. #1 by M C Lewis on July 14, 2017 - 10:12 am

    Thank you for the clarification of Christianity many of us value. Mega religion is consumed with financial gain and power-mongering in the ugliest contexts. Loving hearts do not necessarily pass from father to son.

  2. #2 by dbooher3 on October 24, 2017 - 1:22 am

    I just read your letter to Franklin Graham and then saw the response from Justin Pierce. I want to say I wish all pastors understood HIS Word as well as you do. I am a Christian and nobody important, but I have to say I commend you on your letter. Too many try to make our Savior to be want they want HIM to be instead of accepting HIM as HE is. I wrote a short email to Mr. Pierce and explained that I thought it was improper to try and mix his politics with Jesus’s teachings. I explained that I believe the minute a person starts including their politics or says conservative or liberal Christian that it becomes obvious that they are putting their politics and earthly desires/interests on part with our Savior.

    Again Pastor, I wish more were like you and took HIS Word as HE said.

    God Bless and thank you
    Dale

    • #3 by revolsen on October 24, 2017 - 7:12 am

      Thanks for you kind words, Dale. Rest assured, you are someone important. God bless you also. Pastor Olsen

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