by Chaplain Greg FranklinSILVER 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|
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 . He received his B.A. degree from United Methodist Church Albright College, , his B.D. degree from the Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, IL and his S.T.M. degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. Reading, PA
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 (a Methodist and Church of Pittsford ). 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. American Baptist Church
He and Marian are actively involved in the life and ministry at Asbury First UMC,
. 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. Rochester
They are blessed with good health and are grateful to God for a life of meaningful ministry and service in the Church.