Pastoral Staff

Meet Our Team

Our pastoral team is committed to serving you, your family, and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. We are a church committed to the Great Commission locally and around the world. Get to know our team below, and we look forward to meeting you in person at one of our upcoming services.

Senior Pastor Mike Stratton

Pastor Mike Stratton serves as the Senior Pastor and directs the overall operation of the Church.

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In addition, he directly oversees several ministries within the church, including the Music Ministry, the Sound and Light Ministry, the Dance Ministry, and the Drama Ministry.

Pastor Mike has a gift for teaching and passionately shares God's Word.  He is a graduate of Clarkson College of Technology with a BS in chemistry and is ordained through the Bread of Life Church.

Associate Pastor Frank Montileone

Pastor Frank Montileone serves as Associate Pastor of the Bread of Life Church.

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Pastor Frank is dedicated to teaching the accuracy of the Word of God so others may come to know His ways and walk in the liberty to which they have been called.  Pastor Frank's teacher is the Holy Spirit, where lives are touched by God and needs met in the glory of His presence.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR / Spiritual counselor Nancy matestic

Nancy Matesic has been a minister of the gospel for over 25 years.

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At a young age Nancy was keenly aware of brokenness and suffering in the world around her and in her own life. In an attempt to make a difference, Nancy earned a bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo.

For close to 30 years Nancy has worked in varying capacities in Human Services, such as working with teenage runaways, with the deferred sentencing program, the homeless, people with developmental disabilities and with Erie County Adult Protection services.

In 1980, Nancy met Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior in a powerful way. Shortly thereafter she received an emotional healing that several years of counseling from well meaning professionals was unable to achieve. Nancy also received a physical healing and realized that Jesus Christ is the true Healer!

Nancy and her family joined Bread of Life Church family in 1984. She was ordained in 1993 and is a teacher of the word of God, preaches and ministers the power of Jesus Christ to heal, transform and deliver the broken hearted. She is currently a part of the pastoral staff at the Bread of Life where she assists in spiritual guidance and counseling. She and her husband also are head of the marriage ministry.

Nancy has been involved with Jeri Barricks Ministries since its inception where she and her husband serve as board members. In the 1990’s Nancy also was co-producer of the “Dear Jeri” Christian radio program. Nancy is married with three adult children and one grandson.

Emeritus Pastor Lucy Schipani

The power of the Living God is found in both the ministry and testimony of Pastor Lucia Schipani.

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For as much as Our Lord has touched her personal life, His healing and love has become magnified through the anointing He has placed in her hands.

Pastor Lucy is a walking witness to the healing power of God which has raised her from a dying, low self-esteemed person, to a bold vessel for Jesus Christ.  Her motivation is an over-powering compassion for the lost; her expression of this love is love for all.

Pastor Lucy lives her life ministering Word Counsel to anyone in need - as she surrenders unto the Holy Spirit, the Gifts of the Spirit manifest mightily. To be touched by Pastor Lucy's ministry is a touch from God. The love she has for people becomes personal to all she meets.

service times

Sundays at 10 a.m.

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

office info

1638 S. Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 827-7866
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