Pastors & Staff

Mike Openshaw

Head Pastor

Mike grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, where he developed a love for outdoor sports (fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting, skiing).  He graduated from Lincoln Christian College (Lincoln, IL) with an A.B. in Christian Ministry (1980) and majored in Theology & Philosophy at Lincoln Christian Seminary (1980-82).  He has served pastorates for 40 years at churches in Illinois, Georgia, and California.
Mike has served as our senior minister at Lighthouse for over 25 years, leading the church through a major relocation and building program in 1999-2003, during which the church experienced significant growth.  His passion is preaching, teaching, leading people to Christ, and helping them to grow.
Mike has been married to Andrea since 1978, and together they have 3 grown children and 7 young grandchildren they adore.  Mike enjoys working in his yard, reading outdoors, going to the gym, getting together with friends, and visiting his family whenever possible.

Christian Clark

Youth and Young Adults Pastor

Christian grew up just outside LA. Upon graduating high school, he went to Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. There he graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors of Theology of the New Testament and Bachelors of Preaching. Christian worked as a Children's Pastor for a few years and ever since February of 2022, he has been our Youth and Young Adult Pastor.

Andrea Openshaw

Director of Discipleship

Born in Indiana, Andrea grew up in a pastor’s home spending her 1st – 4th grade years in Southern California.  She never dreamed she would return and spend most of her life serving God in this part of the country.  As a college graduate of Lincoln Christian College with a degree in Christian Ministries, she has a passion for overseeing the discipleship of God’s people from the babies to the seniors.  She loves serving the Lord with Pastor Mike, talking to her family and 7 grandchildren, Sunday lunches with friends, leading her MOPS group and the beach.

Ron Ransen

Worship Director

Ron is from Long Island, NY, where he earned a degree in music, with an emphasis in piano, composition, and voice. He spent the early part of his career performing in live theater, Christian bands as well as in film and TV. With a calling to use his gifts for God’s glory, Ron was led to serve in full-time ministry where he draws upon his extensive professional background in the arts. This includes decades of independent study and education in music, voice, acting, and dance, with top professionals in the business. When it comes to worship, Ron believes in meeting God from where you are and helping others to experience God in their own individual acts of worship. Being able to pull from a repertoire of classical and contemporary styles helps him lead others from wherever they may be. Ron and his wife, Joanna, have two wonderful daughters whom they adore. They enjoy traveling, singing, and laughing together as much as possible.