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

    Director of Media & tech/ Youth group leader, LMC

    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 technology, and using technology the right way to expand God's kingdom. This call has also gotten me involved with the Youth.  Combining the two has been an amazing journey. I feel Gods call in my life to plant seeds with the youth and other's through technology, such as the live stream.  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 an LMC Candidate for the Free Methodist Church.

  • 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.