Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beloved Pastor, Orator, Missionary Returns for Second Year in a
Row to Epworth Hall

by Chaplain Greg Franklin
SILVER LAKE INSTITUTE, NY  The Reverend David Lubba has served some of Western New York's most prestigious and large membership churches. Yet he is a man of great individualism, compassion, and outward care for those caught in life's various entanglements and ever so willing to dispense a word of hope and of God's Grace.

Rev. David Lubba
This Sunday, Epworth Hall welcomes David Lubba back from our 2016 Season to once again preach for our benefit both in enrichment and in challenge. The title of his sermon this Sunday, July 16, is The Miracle of the Changed HeartThe texts will be: Exodus 16:1-3, 11-18 and Mark 6:30-44. Service Time is 10:30 am.

It was my good fortune to be a part of an old fashioned Wesley Accountability Group when David was serving as pastor of the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church of East Aurora. I was then performing pastoral duties along with W. Drew Heitzenrater at the Hamburg United Methodist Church some 30 years ago.


David is a native Western New Yorker, born and raised in Attica, NY.  He grew up in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, which merged with the Methodist Church in 1968 to form the United Methodist ChurchHe received his B.A. degree from Albright CollegeReadingPA, his B.D. degree from the Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, IL and his S.T.M. degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.

David has served the following churches in the former Western New York Conference: Tonawanda First, Westfield, Penfield, East Aurora. He also served as the District Superintendent of the former Rochester District (now Genesee Valley District). He and his family were missionaries of the Church serving in the Republic of the Philippines from 1965-1974.

He retired in 2000. Since then he has done interim appointments at Asbury First, Rochester, Penfield, Avon, Hilton, Walworth and the United Church of Pittsford (a Methodist and American BaptistChurch). He and his wife, Marian, have three children, eight grandchildren and (presently) seven great-grandchildren. The eighth and ninth grandchildren will be born in October and November, respectively.

He and Marian are actively involved in the life and ministry at Asbury First UMC, Rochester. Marian volunteers at the Asbury Storehouse and David preaches occasionally, teaches a Sunday Adult Bible Study class, assists in weddings and funerals as requested. David is an avid walker, walking six miles each day – seven days a week – winter or summer.

They are blessed with good health and are grateful to God for a life of meaningful ministry and service in the Church. 

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