Gospel Light Baptist Church was started in 2000 by Pastor Jon Horton. We love God and our community and want to connect them to each other.
Church and School Staff
Pastor Jon Horton started the church in September of 2000. He has served the church and community faithfully with an unfailing love for people and an uncompromising stand for the Word of God.
Serving alongside her husband since day one, Teresa has been a true servant in all areas of the ministry. With an attention to detail and a desire to do all things with excellence, Teresa has been used of God to encourage her husband's ministry while serving the church family of Gospel Light Baptist Church.
School Principal I Media Director
Narciso Clata joined our staff in August of 2015. He worked previously as a principal and an assistant pastor in California for 15 years. He now serves as the principal of our Christian school, teaches our senior citizen Sunday school class, and helps with various other ministries at our church.
Youth Pastor I Coach
Pastor Jake Weido and his wife, Ariel, joined our ministry team in 2012 as our youth pastor. He is a graduate of Champion Baptist Bible College and served as an assistant pastor in New Iberia, LA before moving to Gospel Light. Pastor Jake Weido teaches our college and career class and runs our weekly teen church on Sunday mornings.
5th & 6th Grade Teacher I Junior Church Director
Jake Tackett has been a member of our church since he was a teenager and is a high school graduate of Ambassador Baptist Academy of Malvern (a ministry started by our church in 2005). He went on to West Coast Baptist College where he graduated with a ministerial degree and now works in our Christian school as the 5th-6th grade teacher. He oversees our junior church on Sundays and is a bus captain in our ministry.
High School Teacher I ABA Music Director
She is the wife of our principal, Narciso Clata, and has been faithfully supporting her husband in his ministry for 13 years. Along with helping in our piano program, Dawn helps daily in the classroom at our Christian school.
K5 - 4th Grade Teacher I Church Pianist
Victoria graduated valedictorian from Champion Baptist College with a Bachelor's in Music Education. Victoria came to be a part of our ministry in August of 2011. Victoria is our elementary teacher and she is the primary piano player in our church. She also helps in our music ministry by giving lessons and working with the special music.
Junior High Teacher I Pee Wee Club Director
Rachel Villatoro is our newest addition to our Ambassador Baptist Academy staff. She joined us just August of 2017. She brought with her over 10 years of teaching experience. She teaches our 7th-8th grade class, speaks fluent Spanish, and teaches piano lessons in our school.