Leadership

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Sunday - 9:30AM Life groups, 10:30AM Worship Service | Wednesday - 6:30PM Bible Study/prayer

Lighthouse Church Leadership

Lighthouse Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Divonne LaVan

Praise and Worship Leader

Divonne Christopher La Van has lived in Montgtomery, Alabama for 28 years. He is a committed husband and a father, actively supporting, interacting, leading, setting the example and providing for his family.

His interests include weight lifting, technology, and praise & worship. As the Worship Leader for Lighthouse Church, he demonstrates a heart to worship God and engage believers and seekers in an authentic encounter with God.

His favorite scripture is John 15:5 "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit.  For without me ye can do nothing."


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Divonne Christopher La Van has lived in Montgtomery, Alabama for 28 years. He is a committed husband and a father, actively supporting, interacting, leading, setting the example and providing for his family.

His interests include weight lifting, technology, and praise & worship. As the Worship Leader for Lighthouse Church, he demonstrates a heart to worship God and engage believers and seekers in an authentic encounter with God.

His favorite scripture is John 15:5 "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit.  For without me ye can do nothing."


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Garner Williams

Deacon

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Andra Jackson

Deacon

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Bob Sibert

Deacon

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Joey Brock

Youth Pastor

Joey Brock came on board as staff at Lighthouse Church in the summer of 2015. He serves as a children's ministry specialist for Lighthouse, and assists at the school, teaching middle school Bible at LCA and PE. He also assists with the Lighthouse music ministry, playing guitar, and leading worship on Wednesday nights. He also assists with chapel for LCA, leading in songs and preaching to the children.

Joey is an graduate of LCA, graduating high school in 1997. He received his call to children's ministry as a teen and gained experience in several aspects of children's ministry, including puppet ministry and running sound for children's church. He also has experience in electronics and computers, and also serves as a basic on-site technician for both the church and the school.

In 1998, he began to pursue ministry training through correspondence courses with Global University and received certified ministry credentials through the Assemblies of God. In February 2001, after receiving ministry credentials, Joey became a children's pastor in Wetumpka, AL and served on staff for 14 years as a children's/assistant pastor.

In August of 2002, he married his wife Katrina, who has been assisting him in children's ministry since they've been married. Katrina is a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. She teaches music at a local public school. Joey and Katrina have one adopted son, Amos, who was adopted in 2010. They are currently working on a second adoption.
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Joey Brock came on board as staff at Lighthouse Church in the summer of 2015. He serves as a children's ministry specialist for Lighthouse, and assists at the school, teaching middle school Bible at LCA and PE. He also assists with the Lighthouse music ministry, playing guitar, and leading worship on Wednesday nights. He also assists with chapel for LCA, leading in songs and preaching to the children.

Joey is an graduate of LCA, graduating high school in 1997. He received his call to children's ministry as a teen and gained experience in several aspects of children's ministry, including puppet ministry and running sound for children's church. He also has experience in electronics and computers, and also serves as a basic on-site technician for both the church and the school.

In 1998, he began to pursue ministry training through correspondence courses with Global University and received certified ministry credentials through the Assemblies of God. In February 2001, after receiving ministry credentials, Joey became a children's pastor in Wetumpka, AL and served on staff for 14 years as a children's/assistant pastor.

In August of 2002, he married his wife Katrina, who has been assisting him in children's ministry since they've been married. Katrina is a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. She teaches music at a local public school. Joey and Katrina have one adopted son, Amos, who was adopted in 2010. They are currently working on a second adoption.
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Gene Ziesel

Senior Pastor

I was Born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. Go BIG Red! After graduating from high school, I entered the United StatesNavy nine months later in February of 1979 and was on active duty until November 1982. It was on March 15, 1982,while stationed on Guam that I came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ alone for my eternal salvation. It was also here that Iwould meet my future wife of over 37 years, Paula. Her father, Jack Davis, was a missionary who ministered to the localmilitary community, and under his discipleship and preaching, I heard the call of God on my life to full time the ministry.As he preached from Romans 10, it was verses 14 and 15 that haunted me: "How then shall they call on him in whomthey have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hearwithout someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feetof those who preach the good news!" I soon surrendered to the Lord and told Himhim that Whatever He wanted me to doI would do, Wherever He wanted me to go, I would go, and Whenever He wanted me to go, I would go. Sincesurrendering my life to Christ, I have spent eighteen years in foreign missions and nearly sixteen as a pastor. It has beenmy belief that if we are to truly understand Split infinitive and know God's Word, we must learn it in its logical sequence.Thus I preach in an expositional, verse by verse manner keeping my teaching in the context to which it was written.

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I was Born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. Go BIG Red! After graduating from high school, I entered the United StatesNavy nine months later in February of 1979 and was on active duty until November 1982. It was on March 15, 1982,while stationed on Guam that I came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ alone for my eternal salvation. It was also here that Iwould meet my future wife of over 37 years, Paula. Her father, Jack Davis, was a missionary who ministered to the localmilitary community, and under his discipleship and preaching, I heard the call of God on my life to full time the ministry.As he preached from Romans 10, it was verses 14 and 15 that haunted me: "How then shall they call on him in whomthey have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hearwithout someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feetof those who preach the good news!" I soon surrendered to the Lord and told Himhim that Whatever He wanted me to doI would do, Wherever He wanted me to go, I would go, and Whenever He wanted me to go, I would go. Sincesurrendering my life to Christ, I have spent eighteen years in foreign missions and nearly sixteen as a pastor. It has beenmy belief that if we are to truly understand Split infinitive and know God's Word, we must learn it in its logical sequence.Thus I preach in an expositional, verse by verse manner keeping my teaching in the context to which it was written.

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