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Pastor Kirk Thorson

Living Word Senior Pastor

Pastor Kirk Thorson has been serving at Living Word since the summer of 2015. He grew up attending a Free Lutheran Congregation - Helmar Lutheran Church, rural Newark, IL. After high school he attended North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and received a degree in accounting. With a full time job waiting for him after graduation, Kirk felt God calling him to attend the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Minneapolis. It was there that he met his future wife Jenn and felt called to enter seminary.

Kirk and Jenn have 4 children: Will 12, Leah 9, Jude 6 and Lydia 4. Pastor Kirk served two congregations for 8 years in Larimore and Mekinock, ND before moving to Sioux Falls. He enjoys encouraging people through the teaching of God’s Word.

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Sunday Worship at 9 am | Christian Education at 10:30 am

Scripture Reading Plan

Dec 19, 2018 - 1 Samuel 9-10

Saul Chosen to Be King

9:1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.

3 Now the donkeys of…

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