Pastor Jim Reynolds and his wife Diane moved to Buena Vista from Missouri in 2001, where they pastored New Life Church for 15 years. Pastor Jim was an elder of Agape Community Fellowship when the church still resided under that name. In 2008 he took on the role as Senior Pastor.
Gerald Tafoya and his wife Christina were also a part of the Agape Christian Fellowship leadership. Gerald had served as an Elder and Christina as a Worship Leader for many years prior to Gerald becoming Associate Pastor in 2009 when Lighthouse Ministries was created.