Meet the Leadership Team
Mario is the lead pastor at Lighthouse and is passionate about seeing people set free from those things that keep them from a life-transforming relationship with the Lord Jesus. Mario has served in ministry for over twenty-five years and helped found Lighthouse in 2002. He is well known for his authenticity, sensitive care for others and the ability to speak timely godly wisdom into your life circumstances. Born in Italy and raised in New York, an active paddle ball enthusiast, Mario is married with one child and was a business owner prior to full-time ministry.
Greg Kritz – Pastor/Teacher
Greg is one of the lead teachers and takes an active role in ensuring that God is glorified in all that we do, from the way we treat our guests to the manner in which we serve. Greg has been part of church leadership since Lighthouse’s formation in 2002 and shares the pulpit on a rotation basis. Born and raised in California, Greg is married with one child and served as a corporate executive and consultant prior to entering the ministry.
Tony Suriani, Family Pastor
Tony has a genuine heart for family and children and leads all family related ministry including H.U.B Youth, YPH Middle school, and Children’s Ministry. Tony served many years as a church pastor until health issues redirected him. He is married, the father of four boys and a respected local restaurant owner who comes to Florida by way of Italy and then Michigan.
Bob Befeld, Missions and Outreach Pastor
Bob is committed to making mature disciples. He leads local and overseas outreach that includes service to our community, the poor, the hungry and those suffering from addiction. Bob helped launch a work in Guatemala where he played a key role in establishing a school and feeding program to the nation’s poorest indigenous population. Bob is married with four children and serves full time. He is a former yacht captain and licensed pilot.
Paul Osterman, Deep Healing, and Media Minister
Paul has devoted his life to helping the broken, hopeless and hurting find healing and restoration through Christ Jesus. With over a decade of ministry experience, Paul leads the deep healing ministries of Lighthouse. He is actively engaged in men’s discipleship and leads the video media. Paul is married and has served in full-time ministry for over ten years