Pastor Larry is from Syracuse, NY, where he earned a BA in Environmental Design and Planning at SUNY Buffalo. After being called into ministry, he continued his education at the Nazarene Bible Institute. Larry also is a certified member of the PGA. His passion is spreading God’s word and making disciples.
Pastor Lori is from Waverly, OH. She attended Ohio Christian University (formerly Circleville Bible College), earning an Associates in Christian Education and Missions. She, too, continued her education at the Nazarene Bible Institute. Lori is a Barber Stylist by trade, selling her business to enter into full-time ministry which is her passion.
Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. (Jeremiah 3:15)
Pastors Larry & Lori Dunn, Abbey and Andrew
In 1991, Larry and Lori began their ministry together in Columbus, OH as youth pastors. Feeling the call to continue youth ministries, they moved to Florida in 1998. After completing the necessary requirements, both were ordained in 2005 in the Central Florida District Church of the Nazarene. In 2008, they answered a Senior Pastorate call in Spring Hill, FL where they served for six years. Their call just prior to Word of Life was to Kaneohe, HI, serving for two years as General Manager for the Bay View Golf Course (owned by the Windward Nazarene Church). In addition to their unique golf outreach duties, they served as the Community Life/Outreach Pastors.
In September 2016, they accepted the call to Union Word of Life Church of the Nazarene. Aside from their current pastoral duties, Larry plays bass guitar as part of the church worship team, and Lori serves as Office Administrator.
Pastors Larry and Lori met in Virginia Beach, VA in 1984 and married in 1987. In 2000, they were honored and very blessed to adopt their newborn daughter Abbey following a Work & Witness trip to Corry, PA in 1999. Abbey is a God-given blessing, smart, beautiful, and enjoys computer programming. In 2006, they were given another opportunity to adopt a newborn boy. As a result of the same Work & Witness trip, Andrew came along unexpectedly. He is funny, caring, a story teller and has a servant’s heart. They feel extremely blessed to be their parents.