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!


Here is an original song from Revelation Rising, St. John’s Praise Band:

Meet the Band:

Robert Galvan

Robert Galvan Praise Band

UT El Paso – BBA – Management

Houston Baptist University – MEd Curriculum & Instruction

Originally, from El Paso TX, Robert is an educator with 23 years experience in public schools. Robert has been a musician since 7th grade where he played saxophone professionally with various bands of different genres all the way through high school.  After high school he spent 4 years in the Air Force and after graduating from college, he continued performing professionally with bands in Southwest Texas and New Mexico as a keyboard player.  He began playing the bass guitar and in 2011 began a ministry band called, “Revelation Rising, “ Revelation Rising keeps busy with up to 50 events per year bringing the powerful Word of God through music.

Robert enjoys spending time with friends and family, sound engineering, songwriting and composing original music. He still performs with Revelation Rising where they have released a C, “I Am,” and are currently working on other projects, songwriting and composing music to glorify God.

Reuben Presas

Reuben Presas Praise Band

U.T.S.A. – B.M.E.

Walden University – M.S. Educational Technology

Reuben has had the privilege of teaching music to students of all ages for the last twenty two years. He taught middle school band for 18 years and elementary school general music for the last 4 years. During his middle school years he also assisted at the high school level. His bands and choirs have always performed at the highest level at UIL and region events. Reuben has also had the privilege of professional performance with many performing bands in many genres and styles of musical performance in San Antonio and throughout the great state of Texas. Some of those styles include  theater, orchestra,  jazz, big band, and now with “Revelation Rising” bringing a powerful and joyful message.

Reuben enjoys time with his wife children and  granddaughter. Much of his time is spent with his family outdoors. He likes D.I.Y.  home projects, camping, or spending time at the coast whenever possible. The rest of the time is teaching or performing music.

God Bless one and All

Heather Kinsler

Heather Kinsler Praise Band

Heather grew up on a farm in Missouri.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business.  She married her husband Charles in 2004.  They have two daughters Jillian and Georgia.  They moved to Texas in 2015 when Heather took a job with USAA.  They love to be outdoors and spend lots of time camping in Texas parks.  Their family loves St. John’s Lutheran Church and feels they have become stronger Christians since becoming members.

RJ Rutherford

RJ Rutherford Praise Band

I’ve been a member of St. John since I moved to Boerne in 2008.

I started playing guitar around 8 years ago and gained some experience playing in the church youth band for a few years before the praise service began.

Ellie Waters

Ellie Waters Praise Band

My name is Ellie Waters, I’m 16 and have been singing with the praise band for just over a year. Over this past year I have grown to love using my voice in praise and have gotten to become more involved in my church. Outside of Sunday morning I enjoy doing gymnastics and hanging out with my friends.