Staff

2Pastor Greg Beutel
Lead Pastor
 
Meeting with a handful of families in his home who desired to start a ministry to the unchurched in North Fort Worth, Pastor Greg founded LOTW in 2000. Born in the blue collar town of Buffalo, New York, Pastor Greg is passionate about the Buffalo Bills and sharing the message of Christ with those who do not know him. In addition to his passion for ministry, Greg loves spending time with his family, playing soccer, swimming, fishing, and enjoying God’s beautiful creation.
 
 
John James 
Minister of Worship and Outreach
 
For over 16 years, John was the Lead Singer and Co-founder of “The Newsboys”. As an Evangelist and speaker, he travels nationally and internationally, he is excited to be a part of and serve the Light of the World Church family and the community in which he lives.
 
 
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Tricia Hamilton
Middle School and Children’s Minister
 
Tricia has served as the Children’s Minister at LOTW beginning in 2002. Her passion is to help youth and children see themselves as beloved children of God. God called her into the ministry after she had gone to college for Wildlife and Fisheries Science, but she learned quickly that middle school ministry is much like wildlife management. Tricia loves the outdoors, documentary films, and reading.
 
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Liz Homans
School Director
 
Liz has been serving at LOTW since 2001. She started the Mother’s Day Out program in 2001 and became the Preschool-Kindergarten Director in 2003. Liz has been serving in preschool ministry since 1995. She is married and has three grown daughters. She likes to spend her free time with family and friends, gardening, going to the beach, and antiquing.
 
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Allison Krukiel
Office Administrator
 
Allison has worked as the Church Secretary since September 2011. She supports Pastor Greg with the daily activities associated with running LOTW. Effectively acting as Pastor Greg’s right hand, Allison is responsible for administrative support, organization, answering and returning phone calls and clerical duties. Allison and her husband, Brian, have two girls, Karlye and Khloe and two chocolate labs, Reese and Bailey. When she has time she likes to play soccer and spend time with family and friends.
 
Chris Scheufele
Minister to High School Youth/Audio and Visual
 
Chris, affectionately known as “Shoof”, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Texas in 2012. He has an extensive history of leading worship, serving in the church and working with youth. He is currently a middle school teacher, speaker, author, and musician. Chris is married with 2 kids and loves sleeping in, running, writing music, cooking and corny jokes.  
 
 
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Dan Ristow
Minister of Pastoral Care
 
Dan started serving as a part-time staff member of LOTW at the beginning of 2013. He has served in ministry in various roles most of his life and currently as Minister of Pastoral Care at LOTW. His main role is to encourage members to greater ministry, to visit 
with those who are seriously ill or hospitalized, and to lead the Senior Ministry Outreach. He enjoys playing guitar and spending time with family and friends,  science fiction and reading.
 
 
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Betty Burkhart
Financial/Office Secretary
 
Betty has worked part time as the Financial/Office Secretary since July 2014. She handles the financial responsibilities for LOTW as well as some of the general office duties. She has two grown daughters and 4 grandchildren. Her favorite thing is spending time with her grandchildren.
 
 
 
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John White
Guest Outreach
 
John has been serving as a part-time staff member at LOTW since 2009. He also sings and plays bass guitar on the praise team. His main role is to welcome guests, answer any questions they may have about our church, and help our new members become connected and plugged into ministry.
 
John and his wife, Dana, have been married since 1989 and reside in Keller. They are both from Michigan and have three children; Evan, Keith and Jenna that are all college students.
 
Fun fact: “Each member of our family has been born in a different state.”