Our staff


  • Randy Lebaron

    Lead Pastor

    After sensing a call to ministry while attending Central College in McPherson, KS I transferred to Roberts Wesleyan where I received my B.A. in Religion & Philosophy and then subsequently earned my M. Div. and C.A.P.S. from Northeastrn Seminary. I have been in full-time pastoral ministry for over 20 years and have spent the majority of it here in Albion after being appointed as the Lead Pastor at AFMC in 2004. I am joined by my wife Sheryl, and our four children: Ashlyn , Brendan , Madison  & Jillian.


  • Dee Hansel

    Assistant to the Pastor & Children's Pastor

    I was born and raised right here in Albion and never had the urge to leave. I love it here, this is home. I live with my husband, two little dogs Mia and Finn and our grumpy cat Kory. Al and I have three grown children and three amazing grandchildren. I felt my call to ministry later in life after many years in banking. I am presently a Conference Ministerial Candidate working toward ordination. In my spare time I love to travel (mostly to Disney with my grandchildren), read and bake.

  • gary smith

    associate Pastor (assimilation, worship and youth)

    I am honored and privileged to be serving at AFMC as the church's Worship, Youth, and Assimilation Pastor. I felt God's call on my life back in 2004 for what I thought was just worship Ministry but as I pursued His calling, I realized it was bigger and more than I had imagined. I never realized He would call me back to my home town of Albion, NY after living in Ohio and Kentucky for 15 years. God has instilled in me a passion for delivering His word effectively in an authentic worship experience or from behind the pulpit when given the opportunity to preach. I love connecting to the youth of this church and have a deep desire to see them reach everything that God has for them. I'm so thankful that I can serve here with my wife Ronda who also serves on the worship team as well as many other talented musicians. Ronda and I have 10 children together and our deepest desire is to be in the center of God's will for our lives as He leads and guides us