Our Heritage

Lawson Road Church of Christ has been part of the Rochester and Greece communities since 1942. Located in Greece, our members today live in all parts of Monroe county.

The church is non-denominational but affiliates with other Churches of Christ locally and nationally. While the Bible serves as our final authority we appreciate the theological influences of the American Restoration Movement upon our teaching.

Our Core

We exist to connect people with God. None of us are perfect. Despite our individual struggles we share the commitment to patiently support one another as together we represent God to our city.

Four key words provide a focus for Lawson Road: Love; Rescue; Reconcile; and Renew. Together, we refer to these as LR-cubed.

Jesus instructs his followers to love in three ways. We are to love God, our neighbors, and each other. Our times of worship and organized ministry seek to express love in these three directions.

Each person at Lawson Road acknowledges a point in our life where we needed God’s life -changing rescue. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection grant us reconciliation with God and renewed life. Having received these blessings we work to integrate them into our daily lives and share them with our broader community.

Our Leaders

PETER & JULIE HORNE
PETER & JULIE HORNEMinister
Peter has served as the minister at Lawson Road since 2008.
My favorite Bible verse is Luke 19:10 “The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” This verse primarily refers to me. Jesus came to seek and to save me!! Since I’ve committed my life to following Jesus’ example, I’ve also committed to seeking others that long to be found by Jesus.
RON & BESSIE LORENZO
RON & BESSIE LORENZOElder
Ron and Bessie were married in 1976 and are now the parents of four children and the grandparents of ten. Ron has been an elder at the Lawson Road Church since 1997 and explains, “I have considered it a very real privilege to serve my God as an elder and I have been most fortunate that my wife shares my deep faith and is so supportive of my work for the church.”
STEVE & CAROL SCHULZ
STEVE & CAROL SCHULZElder
Steve was born and raised in Rochester. In 1978, he and Carol married. They have three daughters. In January 2008 he accepted the congregation’s invitation to serve as an elder. He reflects, “Having Jesus in my heart has turned my life in new directions and continues to expand my spirit. I pray for guidance, and hope to continue learning and growing as part of God’s family.”
CURTIS & LISA MOORE
CURTIS & LISA MOOREElder
Curtis and Lisa moved to Rochester from Mississippi in 1980. They have three daughters. In 2015 Curtis accepted the congregations invitation to serve as an elder. He remains heavily involved in the youth ministry and the worship team.
LARRY & LUANNE WATERMAN
LARRY & LUANNE WATERMANElder
Larry Waterman was invited by the Lawson Road family to serve as an elder in April of 2015. He and his wife Luanne along with their two children have been active at Lawson Road since moving to Rochester in 2004. Larry previously served 22 years in the United States Air Force. He says that his “greatest blessing is to serve others in need of God’s care and love.”

Rescue

Reconcile

Renew

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LOVE: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Jesus, Matthew 22:39

RENEW: “The reconciling work of Christ not only brings about peace, it also brings about a substantial change in people. One becomes a ‘new creation’.”

C. Leonard Allen, The Cruciform Church

RESCUE: “The Christian faith does not revolve around a philosophy or ethics or organizations, but around a relationship with a God who comes. He seeks us out.”

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“Now you are the body [the church] of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”   (Paul the Apostle ~ I Corinthians 12:27)

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