Who We Are

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Four years ago Pastor Oliver and his wife Chelsey, with their three children (Olivia, Julia and Isaac), started their journey to follow God’s calling from the west to the east. After receiving training at New Life Foursquare Church in Canby Oregon, they heard the calling from the Lord to help Pastors Chris and Christy Boeckel plant a new church in Orchard Park, NY. After helping start Living Water Foursquare Church in Orchard Park, NY, in the summer of 2014 God gave them a vision to bring light to families in East Aurora. As part of that vision, Guiding Light Foursquare Church was born in November of 2014.

How We Started

In November of 2014, Guiding Light started in Pastor Oliver and Chelsey’s house in East Aurora, NY. A year prior, they needed a place large enough to hold people to begin service. As they prayed, they decided to add an addition on their house to hold service and to follow the vision of bringing light to families in East Aurora. Below is a short video of our humble beginnings!