Our Pastor, John Horn, is the eighth child of thirteen from James and Alma Horn. He was raised in Albany, NY as a Roman Catholic, served as an Altar boy for four years and attended Catholic Grade School, High School and College. In January 1980, John heard the Gospel at Temple Baptist Church and shortly thereafter trusted Christ as his Savior. John quickly began serving in Junior Church, Sunday School and pulpit supply. He enrolled in Baptist Bible Institute for his formal academic Bible training while growing in his home church. On a Wednesday evening in April 1984, John surrendered to the ministry. He completed his Institute training in the Spring of 1985 and in the summer of 1985 started a Home Bible study. March 2, 1986 was the first service of Lighthouse Baptist Church. John married Bonnie Trowbridge in July 1984 and have four children and four grandchildren.
Pastor Peter Havnen came to trust Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at a young age and grew up in a Baptist church. In 2005 he began serving within Youth Ministry at Heritage Baptist Church. The love for God and His people led him to continue gaining valuable ministry experience. and earning a B.A in Pastoral Ministry from Pensacola Christian College in 2008. After graduating he married his wife Jessica and the Lord blessed with three children Julia, Emily and Ethan. Over the next few years while continuing to serve in many roles at Heritage, the call to Ministry became more and more clear. With much prayer, study and seeking of Godly counsel, Pastor Peter Havnen was ordained a Baptist Minister in 2017 Shortly thereafter he accepted the position of Youth Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church where he has served with his family since 2018.