Vaagenes named senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the MasterBROOKLYN CENTER — Dr. Morris Vaagenes, former pastor of North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills, recently accepted the position of senior pastor at Lutheran Church of the Master in Brooklyn Center.Vaagenes served at North Heights from 1961 to 1999, during which time the church grew from 500 to 7,500 members.He
was also one of the founders of the Lutheran Conference
on the Holy Spirit, which began at the Minneapolis Auditorium in 1972.Vaagenes
has also written several books on Christian renewal, including "Baptism: God's Activity of Grace," and his
latest, "Church on Fire," which details the spiritual growth NHLC.
"The members of Lutheran Church
of the Master have joyfully received him and his
pastoral leadership of the church," according to a press release.Vaagenes is currently president of Renewal International, a ministry focused on the spiritual renewal of the Church, and on mission work in developing nations, particularly in Madagascar.