our team

  • jesse mckenna

    LEAD pastor

    Jesse is  the Lead Pastor at Lighthouse Church. He holds a Master of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Jesse passionately leads the vision and values of Lighthouse while empowering leaders and guiding the church as a whole. Jesse is a visionary with a passion to develop innovative ways to reach the world with Jesus' message of life to the fullest.



  • EMILY MCKENNA

    CREATIVE PASTOR  |  WORSHIP PASTOR

    Emily is the Creative Director and Worship Pastor at Lighthouse Church. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Rowan University with minors in Art History and Advertising. Emily leads all creative aspects of Lighthouse including, but not limited to, the Sunday worship experience, branding, graphic & web design, and social media. Emily leads with a passion to reach people through the creative arts.



  • RORY MCMANUS

    OPERATIONS PASTOR

    Rory is the Operations Pastor at Lighthouse Church. He attended Northpoint Bible College. Rory oversees all aspects of operations at Lighthouse. He passionately works alongside volunteers to help them discover their purpose and make a difference while overseeing pastoral care, training & development and campus management. 



  • AMBERLY LANIA

    LHT KIDS DIRECTOR  |  SMALL GROUPS DIRECTOR

        

    Amberly is the LHT Kids Director and the Small Groups Director at Lighthouse Church. She holds a degree in Broadcasting with a concentration in Film and a minor in Missions from Southeastern University. Amberly has a passion for raising up the next generation through creative and dynamic Sunday experiences. She loves connecting people to their unique purpose and seeing the lost find new life in Christ.