Pastor Randy has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God since 1984 and served as youth pastor here at Word of Life for four years. He then served as Chaplain with the AG at West Point USMA and at the same time planted a Church in Highland Falls NY, which is at the gate of West Point. He moved back to Baldwinsville on June 1, 1992 to serve as senior pastor here at WOL. Randy and his wife Mary Anne have been married over 40 years and have 13 grandchildren.
Jeremiah was born and raised in Western New York where he began following Jesus at the age of seventeen. He has been working with students both vocationally and voluntarily since 2000. He has been on staff here at Word of Life since 2011 and continues to have a strong passion to help students to live the best possible version of their lives.
Pastor Lisa has served in many church leadership roles with her husband Harry in youth and pastoral ministry for the past 20 years. She currently is the NY Ministry Network Girls Ministries Director. Harry & Lisa have lived in the Central New York area since 1995, raising their two sons, Caleb and Joshua, and have attended Word of Life since 2010. Lisa is called to disciple the next generation, pointing them to a meaningful and life changing relationship with Christ, while developing healthy children, families and ministry volunteers through support, prayer, education and Spirit-led Biblical training and counsel.
Rev. Mike Czyz was born in Syracuse and has lived in the Phoenix, NY area his whole life. He and his wife Ann are founding members of our church, and he has taught the Foundations of Faith class for new believers for over 30 years. Pastor Mike joined our staff after receiving his credentialing through the Assemblies of God and is serving as Care Pastor. It is his desire to assist people connect relationally and spiritually, and he strives to help people in need.
Luke is passionate about authentic worship, and excellence in creativity. Originally from Ithaca NY, Luke comes from the music industry, working with musicians in studios in New York City, Ithaca, and Nashville. Now on staff at Word of Life AG, Luke is excited to see God glorified in all things creative!
As Receptionist (since 2009), Annie sees it as a privilege and honor to be the voice on the phone and the face at the front desk at Word of Life. As Women’s Ministry Director (also since 2009), she finds it very satisfying to provide opportunities for women to encounter Jesus. She has been married to Rob since 1995 and together they have three children (Amber, Matt and Amanda). It is Annie’s great joy to see lives made whole by the love and grace of Jesus.
Michele has been on staff at Word of Life since June 2009, and considers it an honor to serve as Executive Assistant. She believes that God created her as a helper and has given her administrative abilities to assist the Pastors in the purpose of leading individuals to become faithful and effective followers of Jesus Christ. Michele and her husband Jim have been married for 22 years, and the Lord has blessed them with two loving and compassionate children; Marissa and Michael.
Carmen was born in Queens, NY. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Youngstown State and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. She has been on staff at WOLCA in various roles since 2008 from teaching to administration. Carmen has three young children (Ali, Matt and Gabi) who all attend the academy. Her husband Jonathan of 16 years is the clinical director of Bedrock Counseling Ministries NY. Carmen has a passion for education and is determined to continue WOLCA’s high standards for academic and spiritual excellence.