Leading People

To Live For Christ

Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at Lighthouse is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email us or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at info@lcfministries.org

  • Derek & Michelle Loperfido  - Senior Pastors      

    Derek and Michelle have been the Senior Pastors here at Lighthouse since January 2015. Prior to that, they were the Associate Pastors here for 14 years.

    Derek has a unique and captivating way of communicating the scriptures using stories, humor and practical application. Michelle has an incredible way of hosting the presence of God as she cultivates the worship culture at Lighthouse. 

    Together, the cry of their heart is that people would experience and live in the freedom that only comes from God. They also have a tremendous passion to see people walking in all that God purposes and desires for them. 

    They have three beautiful children, Abby, Maryn, and Evan and reside in Wolcott, NY. 

  • Bob & Gail Deming - Assistant Pastors      

    Bob and Gail are passionate about seeing people set free to live out the fullness of their destinies, ministering freedom and healing to the whole man. They are both ordained through Elim Fellowship and serve as both elders and assistant pastors here at Lighthouse. They lead the healing, deliverance, and prayer ministries. Their teaching ministry is hands-on, practical, and very effective. 

    Bob works full time in the market place managing a distribution center and store network. They have one adult daughter and reside in Red Creek, NY.

  • Rebecca Creason - Children's Director  

    Becky has been the Children's Director since 2014. Not only does she lead her team of volunteers well, but she lights up when she's around the kids. She brings a wealth of creativity and passion to this position and her heart is to see kids' hearts and minds changed and impacted by the love of Jesus. 

    She and her husband, Jamie, have four beautiful daughters and have been members here at Lighthouse since 2006.

  • Nic & Bri Ruggio - Youth Directors

    Bri and Nic have been involved with youth ministry since 2013. They were hired as staff at Lighthouse in September of 2016. Their hearts are to see the youth here at LCF actively seek out a deeper relationship with Christ and be confident in sharing His love with their world. 

    They have been married since October of 2014 and currently reside in North Rose, NY. In addition to leading our youth group, Nic is a CrossFit Coach in Syracuse and Bri teaches as well as coaches within the North Rose-Wolcott School District. Their hobbies include any form of adventure, the outdoors, travel, seeing movies, and staying active. 

    They are passionate for God and hope to ignite the same fire in our youth!

Our Core Values

We are intentional about inviting others to know Jesus Christ. There is nothing more valuable to us than seeing others come to know Him.

We are committed to life-giving relationships.

We can't live life alone - we need each other. This is family.

We welcome the Holy Spirit's work in and through us.

Living a Spirit-filled life is essential to growing in Christ and ministering to others.

We are passionate about growing.

Our desire is to see His church grow spiritually and numerically.

We believe in extraordinary generosity.

We really believe it is more blessed to give than to receive. 

We find joy in serving.

It's not about us. We exist to see God's purpose fulfilled.