Pastors & Staff

Alex Banks

senior Pastor

Alex Banks has served as senior pastor since January 2023.  Prior to transitioning into that role, Alex served as the associate pastor at LAC for eight years.  Alex grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, but made Rochester, New York home after graduating from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Religion and Philosophy.  

Prior to joining the team at LAC, Alex served as Youth Pastor for six years at a church in Rochester.  Alex has been married to the love of his life, Becky, since 2008.  They have three active boys: Luke, Levi, and Ezekiel.   All four “Banks boys” love the Buffalo Bills and The Ohio State Buckeyes.  Alex enjoys playing golf, being with friends and family, running, and spending time at the lake.  Alex loves the Lord, and loves helping other people draw closer to Him.  He is excited to see what God has planned for this community of believers, and considers it a privilege to serve the Lord here.

His favorite chapter in the Bible is Romans 12 and he hopes to be a Romans 12 Christian, husband, father, pastor and friend. “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, paient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:11-12

Michelle Gendrue

Children's Ministry coordinatror

Michelle Gendrue has served as the Children’s Education Coordinator since July of 2014.  She is pleased she is working at Lockport Alliance Church where she can use her gift of administration and can continue to work with children.

Michelle lives in Gasport, with her husband, Michael. Michelle and Michael have four children, two of which are married, and one granddaughter.  Having attended Lockport Alliance Church since March, 1997, she has served in most all children’s ministries.

 Michelle earned her Associates Degree from Niagara County Community College in 1986, and then worked in the business field for 12 years.  After leaving the work force for several years to be at home with her children, Michelle opened a home-daycare business.  It has been a blessing for her to nurture and love God’s children in so many capacities.  Michelle is excited to see what God has planned for the Children’s Ministries at Lockport Alliance Church. 

Marcia Keller

Church office manager