Meet our Pastor and Staff


The Rev. Deborah L. Turley, M.Div.


I have truly been blessed to serve as Pastor of Lord of Life since 2007. This community of faith takes its call to engage the world with the Word of God very, very seriously. Our worship is ALIVE – there’s simply no other way to describe it! Preaching often includes conversation and reflection together, as well as drama, video and cigars (ask about that sermon sometime!) Our ministry team-centered approach to being church together means there are opportunities for everyone to get involved in meaningful ways. We raise up disciples, and leaders, who will take us into the future. From day one, Lord of Life has listened to the community’s needs, and sought to meet them where we are equipped to do so. The most public examples are our Child Development Center and Adult Day Health Center, both professionally run, full time programs that address the expressed needs of the community. In 2017, we launched Matthew’s Table, a dinner ministry for the community, that evolved in response to the problem of hunger in our Depew neighborhoods. In all that we do, we seek to do God’s love in the world.

I would love to meet you, to learn about you and to tell you more about Lord of Life. Stop by for coffee, or join us for worship (Sunday’s at 10 AM) or any other worship or service opportunities that interest you. We have been blessed to be a blessing!

Contact Info: 716-668-8000  Email:

Melissa Dwyer, Administrative Assistant

AJ Hury, Director of Music and Sound Engineer

Leigh Lee, Youth Director

Bill Patterson, Director of Lay Ministry

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Lord Of Life Lutheran Church

1025 Borden Rd, Depew, NY 14043

(716) 668-8000



09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 12:00 pm




09:00 am – 01:00 pm