Pastor Joel & Shenae Andrus

Pastor Joel was born during a season of great revival at Lighthouse Church.  Pastor Joel grew to esteem and love the people of Milford, Delaware. God’s divine hand navigated his life, and at the age of 16, he accepted the call into ministry. Shenae’s love of serving the Lord began at her parents’ church in Tallahassee, Florida. At an early age Shenae began singing, playing piano, teaching Sunday School and volunteering wherever there was a need. Pastor Joel and Shenae first met on a mission’s trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2006. They were married in Tallahassee, Florida on December 6th, 2014. Joel and Shenae are blessed with two beautiful children – Ella Royale and Arden Royce.


Bishop Royce Andrus of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and founding pastor of Lighthouse Church, received his call into the ministry at the early age of 18-years-old at the Louisiana Camp meeting in 1967. After attending Texas Bible College, in 1969, he married his childhood sweetheart, Glenda Brock of DeRidder, Louisiana. Soon, a burden for the Northeast was born in their hearts. With only a mounted deer head, a guitar, a large accordion, and a few suitcases in the back of their car, this young couple traveled over 1,500 miles away from their families and all that they had ever known to the East Coast. Under the leadership of Bishop Royce and Glenda Andrus, God has brought Lighthouse Church from a small Kiwanis center in 1971 to a building which presently seats 1,200+ expandable to 1,500 in the future! Many have declared this to be a modern-day miracle.