Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.
Lou Giordano, Senior Pastor
Pastor Lou is the lead pastor at Life Church where he has been serving since 2009. Lou was raised on Long Island in a conservative Catholic home. He was radically converted to Jesus while attending Cortland State University in 1983. Lou is in his 32nd year of ministry and has served as College Chaplain, Youth Pastor, Church Planter as well as lead pastor for the past 16 years.
Lou has a passion for the church to be spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy to demonstrate God’s love to everyone we meet. He is married to Meg and they have 5 beautiful children together, Anna, Maria, David, Jonathan, and Lydia. Lou really enjoys sports, especially the Mets, Jets, and Knicks! He also enjoys playing tennis, hiking with family, vacations and spending as much time with Meg as possible!
BOB DOODY, ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Pastor Bob serves as our Associate Pastor at Life church. He and his wife Brenda are blessed to have been here since 2015.
Brenda serves as our church receptionist/secretary and leads our Women’s ministry. Bob and Brenda have been married for 42 years and have 3 wonderful children and 5 awesome grandchildren! Their son Patrick and his new bride Amber serve on the worship team and help us with the youth here at Life Church. Bob came to know the Lord in 1970 and has been in the ministry as a pastor and in various other capacities for 44+ years.
His desire for the body of Christ is to see the fullness of Christ manifested in every believer.
Bob is known for his great sense of humor and his ability to bring the “fun” everywhere he goes. He loves to fish, hunt and basically anything outdoors and plans to stay young forever!
CLAY & MARLENE GLICKERT, FRIENDS' FELLOWSHIP PASTORS
Pastors Clay and Marlene Glickert have been happily married for 52 years. They have five children, all serving the Lord along with their spouses, integrating their faith in today's secular society, and 18 delightful grandchildren; one waiting for them in heaven.
Pastor Clay was the pioneer pastor of the Yorktown A/G in Yorktown Hgts. NY and ministered there for 23 years. He also served as Assistant Superintendent for NY Ministry Network for 8 years, and was President of Emerge Ministries, Akron, Ohio for 3 years.
Pastor Marlene is a professional marriage & family counselor at Emerge Ministries & Bedrock Counseling Center, and is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God.
She presently serves as Executive Presbyter here in the NY Ministries Network.
Together they serve "seniors" here at Life Church in a unique ministry called “Friends Fellowship,” which is an interactive service of Hymn singing, Bible reading & teaching with table talk & humor for those 50+. Besides Friends Fellowship, they continue to minister on the much needed topic of marriage & family around with world, and help raise up others to do the same.
MICAH SPIWAK, TEEN CENTER DIRECTOR
Micah was born in San Diego, CA and fell in love with God and ministry at a very young age. He felt God calling him into ministry at age 12 and has been fulfilling that calling ever since. He moved to East Syracuse in 2010 and immediately knew this was the place God had been showing visions of since Bible College. Though some of the time over these last few years have been focused on family and personal growth, his vision to connect people to God through "The Bridge," a ministry to teens in the inner city, never left him. So Micah is back working with our teens here at Life Church and is the Director of "The Bridge," once again.
If you spend more than 5 minutes with Micah you will feel his passion for people, love for God, Git-R-Done attitude, and contagious positivity. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow in ministry he will find where you fit and tell you “It will be great!"
PATTY CAMLOH, ALPHA COORDINATOR
Patty has attended Life Church since 1987. She has a passion to minister those who have no previous church background, helping them to explore the meaning of life and the basics of Christianity.
Patty was raised in Fayetteville in a Catholic Christian family. Patty's faith became intentional and personal in college, when she was challenged to live as a Christian in a faith-challenging culture.
Patty is a music teacher, SAT tutor, and college consultant. In the church, she serves as choir director and helps in the nursery.
Patty loves skiing or road biking, depending on the weather! She likes to stay busy cooking for her wonderful husband Bill and her 3 college-age children, and helping as an advocate for the elderly.
From left to right, Top: John Ginnan, Dave Henry, Jim Ballard, Bill Camloh, and John Wolf.
Below: Pastor Lou Giordano and Pastor Bob Doody.
From left to right, Top: Ed Calvarese, Mark Cregg, Ray Schwock,Pastor Lou Giordano , and James Biwer.
Below: Galen Ortiz and Mark Coolbeth.