WATERTOWN — It took a while for Pastor Paul D. Luisi to find his true calling in life, but once he did, his devotion to the task was divine.

He also happened to land at a Watertown church that has a tradition of keeping pastors for the long haul. Of the six pastors who have served at Concordia Lutheran Church since its incorporation in the city in 1906, Pastor Luisi is among the longest serving. But after 31 years at the helm, he will step aside on Sunday, April 23, when a special service is held at the 818 Arsenal St. church to celebrate his three-decade tenure, which he says makes him the longest-serving pastor in Watertown.

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I went to high school with one of his daughters. They're a wonderful family, all great people.

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