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Get to Know Our Church Staff

Meet the team who have leadership responsibility and
faithfully serve Lighthouse Baptist Church

Josh Canedy

Lead Pastor

Josh Canedy joined the staff of Lighthouse in 2013 as a youth pastor. Over the years, he has grown in his ministry and responsibilities, and in 2024, he accepted the position of lead pastor. Josh is passionate about preaching and discipleship, and has both an undergraduate degree in Bible and a Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling. In his free time, Josh enjoys hobbies such as hunting, fishing, sports, and adventuring with his wife Megan and daughter Chayleigh.

Matt Stewart


Matt Stewart was ordained in March as a pastor at Lighthouse. Matt has worked with youth and family ministries for over twenty-five years and is excited about watching families grow and serve the Lord. Matt has been married to his wife Naomi for fourteen years, and they have five children – Jordan, Lily, Anna, Silas, and Stephen. When Matt is not in the church office, he is usually playing games with his kids or working on his house. Matt grew up in Ohio and is a rabid sports fan – don’t get him started on the Bengals!

Tim Valiante


After serving fourteen years as an assistant pastor, and then as a lead pastor, Tim accepted the call to become the director of Haven of Grace Seminary (Philippines) in August 2017. In addition to his role with Haven of Grace Seminary, Tim also serves as a pastor at LBC, filling the pulpit as needed along with several other ministry and leadership responsibilities. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies, a master’s degree in theological studies, and a doctor of ministry degree from Clarks Summit University. He is married to the love of his life, Sarah, and they have five children ranging in age from 3 to 15. Tim is also the author of God Gives More Grace: Walking with God Through Life’s Trials (published by Regular Baptist Press), and a contributing author for Missions: God’s Glory on Display from Genesis to Revelation (published by Glow Publications). He is grateful to serve as a pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Kelly Joines

Music Coordinator/Creative Director

Kelly Joines is both our Music Coordinator and Creative Director. She has been attending LBC since her childhood years and has been involved in the music ministry in several areas. Kelly is passionate about assisting the Body of Christ in worshipping the Lord boldly and beautifully through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. Additionally, she oversees all aspects of digital and media creation at LBC. Kelly is proficient in playing the piano, guitar, and other instruments. She enjoys teaching music, photography, being creative, and doing outdoor activities with her husband, Brad, and their three kids, Trey, Harper, and Kylar.

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