Rev. William S. Harbison  - Pastor

Rev. William S. Harbison began his ministry at St. Luke’s on June 18, 2007. Prior to being called to St. Luke’s, Scott served for eight years at First Presbyterian Church in Tomball, Texas. He was ordained February 19, 1995, and previously served churches in South Carolina and New York. In addition to pastoral work, he has served as Director of Camps and Conferences for Foothills Presbytery in Greenville, S.C., and Assistant Camp Director of Camp Wilmot in Danbury, New Hampshire.

Scott's higher education path began with his Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University, an Master of Arts in Christian Education from The Presbyterian School of Christian Education, and his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Ministries involving camp leadership, youth, recreation, and young adults in the New Covenant Presbytery for the past 10 years have tapped his enthusiastic and energetic talents. This enthusiasm is one of the many gifts he brings to St. Luke’s.

His unique gifts to serve and create relationships include the ability to listen, to bring a sense of joy to his ministry, and to lend a sympathetic ear as one ready to listen and teach as well as learn from those whom God places in his path.

Scott and his wife, Debbie, live in the Spring Branch area of Houston. He is father to three wonderful daughters. He is a family-involved Dad who loves learning with his daughters. A true sports fan, he is a big follower of the Houston Texans, the Astros and the Bulldogs of Mississippi State.

Marvin Gaspard - Director of Music/Organist-Choirmaster

Marvin Gaspard has been St. Luke's Director of Music/Organist-Choirmaster since 1996. His exceptional musical talents translate into St. Luke's outstanding music program, unrivaled by other similarly sized churches. 
He is the published composer/arranger of both sacred and secular choral octavos, organ/piano duet books, and children's folk music.  Marvin is also jazz pianist for the Marvin Gaspard Trio and resident pianist for The Lyric Centre in the heart of Houston's Theater District.
Marvin has released five CDs, three solo piano and two with jazz trio. Marvin is a native of Abbeville, La., and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Rev. Dr. Bill Wade - Parish Associate

Bill Wade joined the St. Luke's staff in May 2003 as a Parish Associate. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Union Seminary, New York, Bill is also a professional counselor in private practice. He works with both couples and individuals and sees people with a variety of presenting problems.

He is married with three grown children and one beautiful granddaughter. Bill enjoys participating in worship and teaching on a variety of subjects. He also enjoys playing the guitar and listing to blues and old time rock 'n' roll.


Mary Ann White - Assistant to the Pastor

Mary Ann is a native Houstonian. She and her husband, John, met as students at the University of Houston in 1969. They have two adult children who also live in Houston. They have two grandchildren in the Houston area that fill their lives with joy.  

She began her work at St. Luke's on November 14, 2004, after 13 years serving another Presbyterian church in Houston. She loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking classes, traveling, and the theater.


Andrea Nitsch - Nursery Attendant

Andrea is a native Houstonian and a proud member of the St. Luke's family since 2001. During the week, she teaches high school social studies at East Early College High School and takes care of her daughter. Andrea says that serving at St. Luke's has been a great joy these past years, and she looks forward to many more to come.