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.
Associate 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 21 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.
Guerneville Pastor - Jesse LaForce
Pastor Jesse has been with Lighthouse since 2009. He has served faithfully and diligently and in 2018 he was placed as Pastor at Lighthouse’s River Campus in Guerneville. Jesse’s drive and passion is the glory of God for the name of Jesus and the good of His people; to this end he teaches, preaches and equips the people of God unto accomplishing God’s mission to seek and save the lost by the power of the Spirit. He currently serves as Pastor of Lighthouse River Campus and Dean of Lighthouse Bible School.
Spanish Church Pastors - Sebastian & Kelly Hernandez
Sebastian and Kelly Hernandez have been members of Lighthouse Christian Church for over 10 years. They have been married since 2012 and have two beautiful children together. Sebastian was born in Santa Rosa and raised in Sonoma his whole life. Kelly was born in San Francisco and lived in different parts of the Bay Area until moving to Sonoma in the fourth grade and spending the rest of her childhood/ adulthood here. Together, they graduated from Sonoma Lighthouse Bible School in 2017 and in the beginning of 2018 they started Co-Pastoring our spanish church Lighthouse Iglesia Cristiana. They have a heavy burden to minister and serve our hispanic community and beyond.
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 Director - Rita & Pat Dudy
Children's Directors - Victoria & Johnny Todd
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.