Lighthouse Worship Center - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Meet The Pastors

Meet the Pastors

Pastors Mel and Sandra Rodriguez have been in ministry for over three decades with a passion for teaching and leading lifestyle worship. Their dynamic delivery of the Word of God empowers people with principles needed for living a successful spiritual life.

As lead pastor at Lighthouse Worship Center since 1991, Pastor Mel has compassion for people and a heart for discipleship. Filled with insightful nuggets, his sermons reflect his passion for the Word of God. Pastor Mel enjoys hunting, fishing, motorcycle rides, and spending time with family.

As co-pastor, Sandra is the worship leader of Lighthouse. As a psalmist and pianist, her passion is to lead others into the presence of God through music. Pastor Sandra is also an anointed preacher of the Word. Sandra enjoys shopping, going on cruises, and spending time with family.

Together, Pastors Mel & Sandra have two children and a daughter-in-love, Nathan (wife Delaney) and Megan. They all currently work with them in ministry.

Nathan Rodriguez

Associate & Youth Pastor

Pastor Nathan has served for many years at Lighthouse along with his wife, Delaney. He earned a BA in Religion from the University of Central Florida and his Master of Divinity from Southeastern University. With a passion for discipleship and biblical study, he leads both the youth group and Sunday school each week. In his spare time, Pastor Nathan enjoys reading, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

John Darnell

Pastoral Care

Pastor John has served over 45 years in ministry, with a firm resolve to impact lives for Christ. With a Master in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern University, John faithfully serves Lighthouse in the care and family ministry departments, along with his wife Deborah. He enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with family and grandkids.