Our staff

  • Jason Tarnowski

    Lead Pastor

         I am a husband to my beautiful wife Jen since 1994. We have 3 grown children: Jeremiah, Grace, and Sam. On July 4th, 2004, I fully surrendered my life to Jesus, and have done my best to follow His lead ever since. I started as a Youth Pastor at Cross Creek Church in Palmyra NY in November of 2005. I took on the position of Connections Pastor there in 2015. I was ordained as an Elder in 2017. My passion is to help everyone meet Jesus and live out the purpose He has for them. Ephesians 2:10. Jen and I are excited to be a part of AFMC! Also, I am originally from Hiram, Ohio and my favorite sports team is the Cleveland Browns. WOOF WOOF! 

  • Kyle Holz

    Families Ministry Director, Office Manager, CMC

    I've been attending AFMC for many years and volunteered in different ways.  Little did I know, God would be preparing me for a call to ministry.  I have a passion for kids and teens.  I am excited to see them grow in Christ.  I know what Christ did in my life starting at 4 years old when I first accepted Him.  Planting many seeds in my life along the way.  It is vital we reach our Youth for Christ.  I feel Gods call in my life to plant seeds with the youth and help them grow along all stages of their lives.  I have a wife and two kids, who all share a love for youth, and our church! We also own an ice cream business! 

    I am also a Conference Ministerial Candidate for the Genesis Conference.

  • Tom Smith

    Worship Director

    I have done life here with my wife Darryl and six kids since 1991. We have all been involved with praise and worship.

    AFMC is family, we worship, pray, celebrate and grieve together. God has helped us hold it all together for over 30 years. 

    My favorite part of doing what I do is hearing the crowd lift their voices with the band. I love all things Buffalo sports and

    have played in local bands in my spare time. 

  • Sheila LEmcke

    Guest Services Director

    Sheila is the Guest Services Director for AFMC.