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 lighthouse3284@gmail.com

  • 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 for 14 years. They met while studying at Elim Bible Institute and have now been married for 18 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. She has been the Worship Pastor now for 2 years. 

    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 for two years. Her heart is to see kids hearts and minds changed and impacted by the love of Jesus. She and her husband have been members here at Lighthouse since 2006. They have four beautiful daughters, 20, 14, 10, and 6. 

  • Nic & Bri Ruggio - Youth Directors

    Bri and Nic have been involved with youth for three years now. 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 for two years and currently reside in Lafayette, NY. In addition to leading our youth group, Nic is a CrossFit trainer and department manager for SaltCity Fitness in Syracuse and Bri taught in the Syracuse City School District for 3 years and worked for Lululemon for just over a year. Their hobbies include any form of adventure in 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.