As a Christian community, we share God's unconditional love, welcome all people, help one another grow in our faith, go out and care for others.

Sunday Service

Join us for worship on Sunday in the Sanctuary at 8, 9 or 11 am. We also offer Faith Formation (Sunday School) at 10:10 am in various classrooms. Please gather with us for coffee and light refreshments for fellowship with one another after each service in the cafe.


PlayCare is a safe, loving, and Christ centered learning environment for daycare. Our goal is to love the children and serve their families. We strongly advocate the Christian values of caring, sharing, and loving during our daily learning activities.

Church Calendar

Many events are held here, not just those directly related to the Church. It is the belief of our members that connecting with our community is vital for doing God's work. Offering our building to others is one of many ways we give back to local community.


There are many diverse ministry groups to get involved with at Lord of Life. An opportunity awaits you to grow closer to God with outreach, fellowship, and education. We share God's love with one another by serving Him with our many gifts and talents.

Where our church is

  • Physically

    Physically, we are located in the heart of Buckwalter, across the street from the Publix shopping center.

  • Spiritually

    Spiritually, we are guided by Jesus’ two greatest commands: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul & strength…and love your neighbor as yourself.” We relish having four or five generations worshiping, learning and serving together. Our desire is to continue to grow in our diversity to better reflect the fullness of the Kingdom of God, where all people have worth, and where all have gifts and talents to share.

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Leadership Team

Pastor Rick Klotz

Pastor Rick Klotz

Rick was called to be interim Pastor at Lord of Life in October 2016. He served congregations in central Pennsylvania before retiring to Sun City. Rick and his wife Kriss have two adult children, three grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

Nicole Jozic

Nicole Jozic

Nicole began PlayCare Ministry in 2009. She has two children of her own Madigail 9 and Jackston 7. Nicole has many years of teaching experience, Masters of Arts in Teaching from USCB and continues to serve as Director of PlayCare.

Judy Moran

Judy Moran

Judy and her husband Jeff moved to the Bluffton area in 2001 and live in Rose Hill Plantation.  Judy is very excited about the opportunity to work with the choir here at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

Leigh Underhill

Leigh Underhill

Along with working at Lord of Life, she is also the Music Teacher, Band Teacher, and Chorus Teacher at Okatie Elementary School.  She loves to sing, dance, and play with her little girl, Elizabeth.

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