Lead Pastors - Steven & Deena Reyes
Steven & Deena Reyes are the Pastors of the Sonoma Lighthouse. For over 30 years, they both have experience as Pastors, Teachers in both secular education and Bible schools, been Missionaries to SE Asia, and as Church Planters. In 2006, they rescued a struggling fellowship in Sonoma and worked together with an amazing team to build the powerful work of God it is today. Steve is a powerful worship leader and dynamic preacher, and Deena is an excellent teacher with a spirit of wisdom. They just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary, and have two adult children.
Spanish Church Pastors - Alex & MaryEllen Reyes
In 2014 Lighthouse leadership wanted to begin a Spanish language ministry in Sonoma. Alex & MaryEllen Reyes, who have been long time Christians with a consistent life of service to the Lord, immediately began to seek the Lord and fulfill a calling on their lives to serve in ministry. Alex was called to be a pastor at a very early age then was moved into a professional career. He completed over 40 years of management experience in the public and private sectors. Most recently, they had been serving as elders at Lighthouse and Alex recently completed the two year Bible Study curriculum at Lighthouse Bible School and is applying for recognition with the Assemblies of God, Northern California/Nevada District.
Associate Pastors - Josiah & Amy Olhava
Josiah & Amy Olhava have been with Lighthouse since the beginning. Amy was born and raised in Sonoma but lived in Novato for 15 years when she met Josiah at their church. They have been been married for 18 years and have a total of 5 children. In 2006 they moved to Sonoma at the direction of the Lord. Josiah & Amy have served in many capacities within the church including as media & sound lead, preschool director, deacon, elder, children's directors, youth pastors, and currently as associate pastors.They both attended Bible college early in their Christian walk and have always believed in serving their local church. Their desire is to reach their community, make disciples, and restore families.
Youth Pastors - Khoi & Stephanie Vu
Khoi and Stephanie became Youth Pastors in June of 2016, after serving as Youth Leaders for many years. Khoi currently works as a Bank Manager for CHASE in Napa, and Stephanie is studying in the Teaching Credential Program at Sonoma State University. Prior to becoming Youth Pastors, Khoi received a dream from God in which he and his wife were Youth Pastors, and a high school boy from their youth group was preaching to the other youth of Sonoma. The dream was confirmed a few months later after Pastor Steve approached Khoi and Stephanie, offering them the position of Youth Pastor. Although the second half of the dream has yet to be fulfilled, Khoi and Stephanie have faith in what God is doing, and are committed to reach, equip and release young people into their calling. Together they believe Gods' word, that if you are faithful in the little, God will make you a ruler over much.
Music Directors - John & Nhi Duong
John & Nhi came to Lighthouse Christian Church in 2012, knowing that they were called to be part of the local church in Sonoma. Shortly after, they were invited to serve on the worship team. John’s role is to oversee the music department on the different campuses at Lighthouse Christian Church. His goal is to develop individual people as well as teams, to play with such skill and to lead with such anointing; so that anyone during the worship service can have the opportunity to encounter Jesus in an authentic way. John has had experience leading worship at different churches, for different ages, and in different cultures and languages. He lead worship for the first time when he was 16 years old and he continues to enjoy leading to this date. John and Nhi first met each other in second grade, married in 2010, and recently had their first son Jayden Samuel Duong.
Children's Directors - Don & Jodie Weaver
Jodie came with Steve and Deena as part of the founding team of Lighthouse, having known and served with them for many years. Don moved to California from the East Coast in 2008 to marry Jodie and serve on the children's ministry team. They now have two children and serve as directors of Lighthouse Kids. Their aim is to create an environment that is fun while teaching the serious business of hiding God's word in their hearts and responding to God's voice.
Young Adults Directors - Brian & Jessica Todd
Brian & Jessica Todd are the Young Adult Directors of Lighthouse Christian Church. Both born and raised in Sonoma, their hearts are heavy to reach their community. Brian is a Lighthouse Bible School graduate, while Jessica is enrolled currently as a full time student. They both have answered The Call of God on their lives, and are pursuing their call to become Pastors. They have been married since 2011, and have four beautiful children.