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

Mary Ann Sariego
Director of Lighthouse Learning Center
– Served as the administrator of Lighthouse Christian Academy, Dallas, Texas since June 2005
– Holds Bachelor Degrees in Elementary Education from World Evangelism Bible College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Secondary Education with History and Bible Majors and Ministerial and English Minors from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida
– Holds a Master’s Degree in Christian School Administration from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie
– Passion lies in ministry to children, parents, and faculty and, of course, the University of Alabama football team