The Family Churches

What We Believe | Our Pastors

The Family Churches began in Fredonia, New York under the ministry of Rev. Michael Lokietek. As the Fredonia church grew, Rev. Lokietek felt a call from God to begin to plant churches throughout the northeast region of the United States. Today, there are ten Family Church locations, each set up independently with full-time pastors:

New York Churches

Fredonia– Pastors Michael and Nancy Lokietek

Jamestown– Pastors Tim and Katy Stahlman

South Dayton– Pastor Mike and Courtney Anderson

Allegany– Pastor Mike and Courtney Anderson

Mayville– Pastors Jeff and Renée Mitchener

Wellsville– Pastors Ray and Kami Oberst

Victory– Pastor Tim and Penny Pilarski

Pennsylvania Churches

Starbrick– Pastor Rita and Mike Moniot

Erie– Pastors Tim and Katy Stahlman

Corry– Pastors Jeff and Renée Mitchener


The Family Churches have an important role in an international work in Burgos, Spain, in cooperation with Life of God, International.

Our Vision

It is the heart of Rev. Lokietek, and all the Family Church pastors, to see the Bible taught to this region in a way that brings light and revelation to everyone. Currently, there are over 40 students enrolled in a ministry school at Family Church Jamestown. In 2013, Family Church International was established to oversee the development of more churches and training of their leaders.