Getting To know us
Temple Lutheran Church was established in 1924 and settled in at its current location, on the corner of Route 130 and Merchantville Avenue in 1963. Situated at the heart of Pennsauken, Temple has been a place committed to providing a warm and welcoming place to worship the Lord Jesus Christ and being a congregation willing to help others.
Right now we offer two different worship services. The first is a traditional service at 8:30 AM, and the second is a contemporary multimedia service at 10:30 AM every Sunday. Each is a service of Holy Communion but offers its unique touch in the worshiping experience. At special times during the year we offer outdoor worship, where we praise the Lord out on our lawn. You can bring your own lawn chair or blanket!)
We also have a Family Time program for both children and adults that runs from September to June at 9:30 AM on Sundays.
As part of our social ministry activities, we focus on three goals: READ -- FEED -- LEAD. As a congregation, we are committed to expanding our understanding of the Bible through many different avenues.
Family Time - between Sunday Services
Lida Knaus Food Pantry, where we help "feed" folks during scheduled days.
Mission Trip such as our annual journey to John's Island in South Carolina and Biloxi, MS, to help rebuild homes that have been damaged by storms and/or poverty.
These are just a few of the service projects Temple Lutheran Church participates in throughout the year and we welcome anyone to join us. Come and See.
Temple Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Meet Our Pastor & Leaders
Rev. Charles Ferreri
Pastor of Temple Lutheran Church
Greetings in the name of Christ,
I am the Interim Pastor of Temple Lutheran Church. I was ordained in 2004 and have a Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. As a pastor, I enjoy walking side by side with people as we grow together in our faith in God and the risen Christ. In addition to serving as a congregational pastor, I have served as a hospice chaplain sharing God’s love and grace to individuals and families throughout the end-of-life journey.
The people of Temple Lutheran Church are disciples of Jesus and believe in the transforming power of his resurrection.
We are a diverse group of disciples young and old, male and female, married and single, from various backgrounds.
We believe that every individual has something to offer, and everyone is invited to contribute their God given talents in an effort to live out our mission statement; “To Be An Oasis Of Nurture And Grace In The Name Of Jesus Christ For ALL People”
When Jesus began to gather his disciples, the Gospel of John tells us that he used a very simple phrase to invite them into his ministry. He said, “Come and See.” It was Jesus’ way of inviting people of all walks of life into discipleship. Before long disciples were inviting others to follow Jesus with those exact words, “Come and See.”
If you are new to our area, don’t have a church home or are interested in learning more about our congregation and the people of Temple Lutheran Church, I invite you to “Come and See” and to experience the Risen Lord with us.
Worship Team Leader
Matt is the leader of the Glory Band that worships at the multi-media service. He majored in voice at college and has taught guitar, bass, trumpet, theory, and has been active in the music ministry at Temple Lutheran since 1978. He serves on the Worship and Arts Committee and is TLC's Administrative Assistant.
The son of missionary parents, Jeremy Strong grew up in Uruguay and Argentina, studied piano and composition in college, and has done a variety of work as a composer, arranger, and church music director. After being a stay-at-home dad/homeschool teacher for many years, he has been substituting in local public schools. He occasionally does on location audio and video recordings, producing the video for Audubon High School's musical in 2021 when they could not do a live one. He also produces his wife's podcast, Music Ed Amplified. When not doing music/audio/video things, Jeremy enjoys video games, and movie nights with his wife Missy, four kids, Ethan, Owen, Lorelei, and Jackson, and two dogs, Lego and Winnie.
BELL CHOIR DIRECTOR/FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Barb is the lay leader of Temple’s Bell Choir. She has played bells for 20+ years, currently ringing with the Holtz Bell Choir at Haddonfield United Methodist Church. “Playing Hand Bells is one of my passions.” Barb is an active member of Temple for over 40 years and has participated in Temple’s music ministry by singing in the Chancel Choir, serving on the Worship & Music Committee, offering special worship solos, serving on the Altar Guild, and was one of the original members of Temple’s Bell Choir.
An active member of the church. Find him during service taking pictures and making the important announcements for the Lida Knaus food pantry, when he is not volunteering or helping the church. Matt is an integral cog in our church.