Praise Worship Service

St. John offers a Praise Worship Service every Sunday at 9:30am.  Guitar-driven praise songs framed by the Lutheran liturgy create a contemporary worship feel while maintaining a traditional message.  Come check out our Praise Service…we know you’ll love it!

Joey Gabra, Praise Band Director at St. John Lutheran ChurchJoey Gabra, Praise Band Director


Having moved to San Antonio from Los Angeles 7 years ago, Joey enjoys making a living doing the two things he feels most passionate about…Photography and Music.


Joey is the proud owner of Joey Gabra Photography, a successful photography business in the Hill Country. However, his first love has always been music. He started started playing musical instruments at a very early age, but there was no turning back once he discovered the guitar at age 12!


Since then, Joey has started and/or joined various bands from various genres, ranging from blues to jazz to hard rock to folk. He has written and recorded multiple albums and has been fortunate enough to experience a tiny slice of rockstar life while going ‘on the road’ and touring with a couple of the bands he played guitar with. When not playing music with his classic rock cover band, Joey is proud to serve as the Worship Band leader at St. John Lutheran Church.


Joey, his wife, Jenell, and their three children reside in Fair Oaks Ranch.