Staff

Meet the Leadership Team

Meet our leadership

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Dr. 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.


pastorgreg@lotwchurch.org

Joe Barnosky - Worship Director, High School Youth Director

Joe Barnosky was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia, He spent 13 years leading a youth worship team there, as well as 3 years touring with a Christian rock band, before finally joining the LOTW staff in August 2018. He enjoys coffee, soccer, playing music, cookouts, reading, and kayaking. His wife, Abbey, is a certified doula. They have two girls, Penelope and Calliope, who may or may not be the most adorable kids on the planet.


joe@lotwchurch.org

Heather Williams - Middle School Youth Director

Heather Williams began serving the children of Light of the World Church in 2005 as a Sunday school assistant. Since then she has served in many different roles working with children’s and youth ministry. She is both excited and privileged to now serve as the Director of Middle School Youth. Outside of Light of the World, Heather is beginning her 9th year of teaching at Birdville ISD.

 

heather@lotwchurch.org

Liz Homans - School Director

Liz Homans 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.


liz@lotwchurch.org

Tammy Fragano - Office Administrator

Tammy Fragano originally joined the staff of Light of the World School in 2009. After 8 years of teaching four year old students she joined the church staff providing administrative support to Pastor Greg and the daily activities of LOTW ministries. Tammy and her husband, Ben, have two daughters, Lydia, with her husband Erik, and Miriam. They also have two sons, Joe and John. In her free time she enjoys bible studies with friends, group exercise classes and watching her children’s many sporting and musical activities. 

 

fragano@lotwchurch.org

Betty Burkhart - Financial 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.

 

betty@lotwchurch.org

Pastor Jack Schneider - Pastoral Care, Adult Education

Pastor Jack had been the pastor of several churches over the last 40+ years. His wife, Carolyn, has served as both teacher and principal throughout her career. Pastor Jack will serve part-time at LOTW primarily over the areas of Pastoral Care, Adult Education, and Senior Ministry.

 

pastorjack@lotwchurch.org

Marli Neel - Family and Children’s Ministries Director

Marli is a UNT graduate from Denton who traded the classroom for working in ministry at Light of the World Church. Since joining the staff, Marli has enjoyed serving in the Women’s Ministry and Praise Team. She organizes family life events, Bible-based parenting studies, Sunday and Wednesday children’s programs and all children’s activities. You can even find her teaching chapel for LOTW school throughout the week. Marli is a proud wife and loving mother of two young children.

 

marli@lotwchurch.org


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.”

 

john@lotwchurch.org