Leadership Team

Although our church is led by our pastors/elders, we have a growing number of church members serving in various roles of leadership, from worship ministry, small group ministry, altar ministry, tech ministry, and more.  If you are interested in learning about ways you can serve at Light of Life Church, visit our Volunteering page for more information.

Gus Miragias, Lead Pastor/Elder

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Gus was a jazz saxophonist studying at New England Conservatory when the Lord redeemed and radically transformed his life.  Soon afterward he felt called to the ministry, and over the years has served in a wide variety of ministry roles as campus pastor, assistant pastor, and currently as lead pastor of Light of Life Church in Cambridge.  Gus also has an entrepreneurial bent and has been involved in developing several successful music education programs in the Boston area. 

Gus has a passion to both live out the gospel and communicate the gospel through the local church, helping people encounter the transformative love of Christ.

He and His wife Velleda, who is a professional cellist, have been married since 2000, and they have 2 boys.  They enjoy watching Velleda perform, going to the boys' soccer games, and they just started ballroom dancing classes.

 

Craig Paczkowski, Assistant Pastor/Elder

As a local high school guidance counselor, Craig has a heart for young people and longs to see them walking in all God has created them to be.  Radically born again in his adult years, Craig is keenly aware of what life is like for people without the precious revelation of who Jesus Christ is, and the knowledge of how much God loves each individual He has created.

Craig’s desire is to see others’ lives touched, healed, and transformed by the Holy Spirit, as well as built on the firm foundation of God’s truth and promises found in the Holy Scriptures.  Seeing human needs met in the name of Jesus has captured his heart.

Craig earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014.  He is married to his wife Rachel who is a musician and homeschool mom.  They have three children and enjoy reading, being with people, and all things family.