Our Team

Luis Salazar
Lead Pastor
– Graduate of Waco Master’s Commission
– Ministry involvement for 18 years
– Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God
– Began serving theLighthouse in October 2012 as Youth Pastor then transitioned to Family Pastor
– Has a strong desire to see EVERY Generation, and EVERY Classification and EVERY Nation serve the Lord
– Has a passion for Prayer, Evangelism and Discipleship
– Is committed to community influence and involvement
– He and his wife, Leigh Ann, live in Duncanville and have two daughters, Laila and Laci

 

Leigh Ann Salazar
Church Community Director
– Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Stephen F. Austin State University
– Served at the Lighthouse since 2013
– Oversees ministries such as Growth groups, Assimilation, Nursery/Preschool, Women’s Ministry among many others
– Has a strong desire to see people grow deep roots in their faith in the Lord
– She and Pastor Luis have been married for 13 years

Jay Fleener
Executive Pastor
– Has served at theLighthouse since March 2002
– A graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and is credentialed with the Assemblies of God.
– Jay works closely with Casa Amistad, Life School Mountain Creek, Lighthouse Learning Center and the Lighthouse in helping each entity fulfill their mission.
– He and his wife, Beth, reside in Grand Prairie; they have two girls, Rebeccah and Claire.
– Jay loves seafood, jet ski’s, Texas Rangers and spending time with his family.

Jeremy Moss 
Associate Pastor

– Graduate of Christ For The Nations & the third year School of Worship & Technical Arts in Dallas, Texas
– Has been serving Gospel Lighthouse Church in various areas since 1999
– He and his wife, Rachel live in Grand Prairie and are blessed with 3 children – Katelyn, Elliot, & Evelyn
– Has a strong desire to see people use their gifts and talents to worship God, spread His Truth, and build up the body of Christ
– Has a passion to disciple today’s young adult generation into a mature, solid relationship with Jesus Christ while helping them maintain a healthy life-balance through the many transitions of their young adult years
– Enjoys bringing people into God’s presence through worship, media, and the arts

Nicolas Gonzales
Youth Pastor
– Saved, discipled, and called to ministry at theLighthouse
– Has served the youth of theLighthouse since 2016
– Has a passion for missions: He has lived as a full-time missionary and has ministered throughout Latin America
– Has a strong desire to teach and disciple students to live with a standard of holiness that is developed by deep love and commitment to the Lord
– Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God
– Holds a Bachelors Degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Melody Cruz
Children’s Pastor

– Graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute with a degree in Children and Family ministry
– Has served the children of Gospel Lighthouse since 2017
– Has a strong desire to see children grow in their relationship with Christ from a young age and understand that God wants to and can use them even when they are young
– Desires to see entire families be healed through having a relationship with Christ
– She and her husband, Lazaro, live in Dallas and have been married for a year and a half.

Lazaro Cruz
Outreach Pastor

– Graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute majoring in Biblical Counseling and Evangelism
– Holds two Associates degrees from KD Studios Conservatory; one in acting and the other in film
– Is passionate about encouraging and equipping believers to live in an evangelistic lifestyle
– Desires to expand God’s kingdom by raising up disciples who will eventually raise other disciples
– Still enjoys acting and would love to travel the world one day

Chris Renwick 
Music, Choir Director

– Graduate of Christ For The Nations in Dallas, Texas
– Has been involved in music and worship ministry for many years
– Had the privilege of singing and ministering in North America and internationally
– Has a heart for worship and a vision for a worshipping choir that ushers in the presence of the Lord and engages the congregation in corporate worship

Maribella Lopez
Director of Lighthouse Learning Center
– Began as a K2 teacher at Lighthouse Learning Center
in 2006
– Transitioned to Lead teacher and Assistant Director
in 2014
– Education from W. H. Adamson High School
– Has a Child Development Associate (CDA) and a Childhood Care Administrator Credential
– Married happily to Jose Lopez for 23 years, and is blessed with 3 kids.
– Fan of the Dallas Mavericks
– At the Lighthouse Learning Center, we nurture the spirit and educate the mind, so your child can transform our world.