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Our Leadership Team

At Lighthouse, the Ministry Team is never just the paid staff and pastors. We believe that Jesus has given every Christian the gifts and opportunities to serve (minister) to their fellow Christians and to the community around them. We see this happen as people express love to one another, pray for one another, serve, provide, train and teach. Each of our Pastoral staff is responsible for helping our whole Church family grow and mature as Christians in various aspects.

Meet our staff

Connan

Connan O’Shea

Senior Pastor

Connan grew up in Sydney and was saved when he was 19. He studied and worked as a vet, before doing a ministry apprenticeship (MTS) and studying the Bible at Moore Theological College.
Connan worked as a pastor in Sydney for a few years. Then he planted Lighthouse Church in 2006 to reach out with the good news of Jesus to the hundred thousand people in the northern part of the Central Coast.

Connan is married to Belinda and they have three adult children. He enjoys spending time with Belinda, sport (surfing, water polo and
ocean swimming), having friends around and watching Manly win footy.

Michael

Michael Davis

Associate Pastor

Michael grew up in a Christian family in Coffs Harbour. He spent his younger years surfing and playing jazz piano. He grew as a Christian throughout high school before moving to Newcastle to do a business degree. In 2009, he married Nicole and became part of Lighthouse Church. Since then Michael and Nicole have had 2 boys and a girl – Fletcher, Felix and Isla. Michael now works as a pastor on staff at Lighthouse Church. He enjoys watching the Sydney Swans and hanging out with his family.

Jeremy

Jeremy Kidd

Trainee Pastor – MTS

Jeremy grew up in Western Sydney in a Christian family. Jeremy found that attending a public High School developed a deep desire for his friends to come to trust in Jesus. After school Jeremy completed an internship with Scripture Union NSW. He got loads of experience in ministries such as camps, schools and beach missions, from the outback to the coast, working with many volunteers.

This internship grew Jeremy’s desire to develop his personal relationship with God and grow in his understanding of the Bible, so he attended SMBC (a Bible College in Sydney) doing a diploma through “The Bridge” program, and stayed for a 2nd year in 2020. Jeremy decided to move up to the Central Coast to complete MTS with Lighthouse Church as he continues to aspire to full time ministry. He loves multi-cultural food, hiking, playing football (soccer) and watching the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Alex

Alex Lopez

Trainee Pastor – MTS

Alex grew up not knowing about Jesus. When he was 15, he asked for a Bible for Christmas. After reading it for a few weeks, he realised that Jesus is the King of everything — including him — and has been following Jesus ever since.

Having dropped out of high school to play soccer in Uruguay, he realised that this was a difficult way to live as a Christian. He decided to give up playing soccer and move back to Australia. When he returned, Alex worked as a builder’s labourer, studied Philosophy at Notre Dame University and joined EV Church, where he met his wife Jacinda and was encouraged to consider full-time ministry.

He moved to Lighthouse Church in 2020 to begin his MTS apprenticeship. Alex enjoys sitting by a fire and finding great places to eat with his wife.