Leadership Team

Pastors Loren & Joy Hirschy

Senior Pastors

Pastors Loren and Joy Hirschy have been serving the Lord in full time ministry for over 35 years. They have been the lead pastors of Word of Life Church in Dubuque, IA since 1985. People look up to them for their character, depth in the Word, and genuine love for people. They also have special gift for lifting marriages and families.

Pastor Loren is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College and holds a Masters degree from Life Christian University.

Pastors Mike & Amanda Lopez

Assistant Pastors & United Youth Pastors

Pastors Mike & Amanda are the Assistant Pastors of Word of Life Church and Pastors of United Youth. Happily married since 2003 with 4 children. They met at, and graduated from, Rhema Bible Training College of Tulsa, Oklahoma; with an emphasis in Youth Ministry and Evangelism. Some of things they enjoy are coffee, camping with their kids, canoe trips on the river, traveling and spending time with family!

Before joining Word of Life Church staff in the Summer of 2013, they ministered for about 10 years at a church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Pastors Mike & Amanda have a big heart for teenagers, desiring to help this generation of teens build a strong foundation in Christ so they can have unwavering faith.