Our Staff

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Laurence M. Blanchard, Ph.D. : Senior Pastor
  • Laurence M. Blanchard, Ph.D.

  • Senior Pastor

  • PastorLarry@CharterOakLighthouse.org

  • Pastor Larry was born in 1961 in Boston, Mass. He has lived in the local area since 1971 and is dedicated to reaching southern California for the cause of Christ. Pastor Larry’s ministry is characterized by the sound, systematic exposition of Scripture as well as a heart to share the riches of our Lord Jesus Christ with others. As one who needed to have his own questions answered, Pastor Larry is devoted to helping others to find their way in a world full of false philosophies, false claims, and false beliefs. He is passionate about apologetics (the defense of the Christian faith) and is committed to offering a powerful defense of the Bible and Christianity to those who are open to discussion. Pastor Larry's education underscores his commitment to excellence and to the serious study of God's Word. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. In March of 2007 he earned a Ph.D. degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. His mentor in his Ph.D. program was Dr. Colin Brown. His Ph.D. dissertation was honored by being selected for publication in 2015 by Paternoster Press in their Theological Monographs series under the title, Will All Be Saved? An Assessment of Universalism in Western Theology. Pastor Larry resides in the city of La Verne, CA with his wife Melody. They have been happily married since 1982. Pastor Larry and Melody have two adult children - Justin and Bethany. They have adopted their granddaughter Lily Belle and are raising her. They have been blessed with another precious grandchild named Hudson.

Mike Galindo : Associate Pastor
  • Mike Galindo

  • Associate Pastor

  • PastorMike@charteroaklighthouse.org

  • Pastor Mike joined our staff in July of 2018. He has been a committed follower of Christ since his conversion in 1985. He has served in various ministries in the past 33 years such as Prison Ministry, Evangelism Outreach, Children’s Ministry, Good News Club. He is currently leading the Teen Group. Mike has a heart to serve the Church and to do his part in equipping the saints for the work of ministry and for the building up of the body of Christ. He is passionate about reaching the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mike has been married to his wife Gina for 33 years and has 3 children, Michael, David and Nicole. Mike is also a proud papa to Anthony Jayce.

Leroy Osbourne : Worship Leader
  • Leroy Osbourne

  • Worship Leader

  • leroy@charteroaklighthouse.org

  • Leroy is a dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ and is a fearless witness on behalf of His Lord. He is passionate about spreading the Gospel message through his music. He believes that God has called him to use his musical talents to draw people into a closer personal relationship with Him and that worship music is a special avenue through which a deeper connection with God can be made. Leroy's worship is characterized by brilliant vocals, exceptional musicianship, and a deep seated enthusiasm to enter into God's presence.