Lead Pastor – Rev. Brian R. French, (DMin cand.)
Brian hails from Ontario, Canada. He grew up in small town northern Ontario and moved to Toronto in 1992 to attend York University where he obtained a B.A. in History. He met his wife Krista at Ontario Theological Seminary where he also completed his Masters of Divinity degree. Brian has served as Pastor of Youth and Children’s ministries at Valley View Alliance Church (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada), and as Senior Pastor at Pineview Community Church (Albany, NY). Brian is currently enrolled at Talbot Seminary for a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching.
He and his wife Krista were married in 1999, and they have one son (Joshua). Brian enjoys reading, playing music, watching hockey (go Leafs go!), baseball (Let’s go Blue Jays!) and football (G-MEN!). He also enjoys playing and streaming online computer games.
Pastor/Elder Emeritus – Leonard Cacciatore
Leonard was born in Italy, and gained his education at a Technical School. Our family had a Knitting Business. In 1959, while visiting relatives in Montreal, Quebec, he met his bride to be, Esther. After marrying Esther, he moved to Rochester, New York. The Lord blessed Leonard and Esther with two children (Frances and Nicholas) and four grandchildren (Alexandra, Nicholas, Lauren and Noah).
Leonard worked and retired from Harris Corp./RF Communications as a Senior Industrial/ Manufacturing Engineer, where he wrote process details and manufactured the first mobile telephone (RF-470). It was the most sophisticated cell phone used.
Leonard also has a heart for serving the local church. During the same time, he preached God’s word in the Italian language, and currently serves in the area of pastoral care and church leadership. Recently Leonard was honored with the creation of a new position, “Pastor/Elder Emeritus” in celebration of his many years of faithful ministry.