Lincoln and Shanti Ali are founding members of the Light of Life and have been serving as the senior pastors of Light of Life House of Blessing since October 2000. Pastor Lincoln’s passion is to see lives changed through the power of God. He is committed to building an unstoppable local church through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His vision is to train and release people into the work of the ministry.
Pastor Lincoln was born in Trinidad and migrated to Canada in 1988. He married Shanti in 1993 and together, they have a beautiful daughter Sarah.
What do you do in your spare time? Watch sports. Cricket is my favorite sport but I like to watch all sports.
What is your favorite food? Chicken or Beef Pad Thai noodles.
What do you do to have fun? Spending time with my family, road trips and fishing.
Apart from being married to Pastor Lincoln and working alongside him as the senior pastors of the Light of Life, Shanti wears many other hats. She works as the church bookkeeper and administrator. She serves as the Kingdom Kidz Sunday School Director and fills in wherever there is a need.
What do you do in your spare time? Researching beach resorts for vacation.
What is your favorite food? No favorites, I love to try all types of foods.
What do you do to have fun? I love to attend my daughter’s volleyball games and practices, road trips and fishing
As a leader of Master’s Choice Young Adults Ministry, Melroy has a passion for reaching this emerging generation through the Word, worship and fellowship. His heart’s desire is to see believers share their walk with the Lord with people who have never heard the Gospel. Melroy is a recent university graduate who works in the financial sector and have been involved with ministry at Light of Life for over seven years as a gifted musician, teacher and preacher of the Word.
What do you do in your spare time? Is there such thing as SPARE time? I love to worship God, work out, read, surf the internet, spend time with friends & swim.
What is your favorite food? Surf & Turf
What do you do to have fun? I have the most fun just spending time with people doing simple things like going for coffee & talking about life! I like playing sports to keep active too. Volleyball, basketball, and football are my Top 3.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? I’m crazy enough to try anything once! I’ve been on some crazy roller coasters, eaten deep-fried chocolate bars, solo hiked up the Rocky Mountains & cliff dived.
From the time Cheryl started attending Light of Life in 2007, she has been actively involved in the work of the ministry. Her passion for teaching goes beyond her profession as a public school teacher. She is a Sunday school teacher, and she heads our free tutoring program for students from kindergarten to grade 6 in Language and Math. She loves to laugh and make others laugh. As a leader of Master’s Choice Young Adults Ministry, Cheryl has the opportunity to pass along the truths of our faith through the Word and by her joyful spirit. She loves to laugh and to make others laugh.
What do you do in your spare time? I enjoy long walks on the beach without birds, and I am not fond of dogs.
What is your favorite food? I enjoy a good chicken sandwich with French fries
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? I took swimming lessons, now I can swim like a dolphin.
Working with young people has been a long time passion of Renee’s which makes her role as a leader of Master’s Choice Young Adult Ministry a joy. Renee brings a wealth of experience to Master’s Choice, as a public health nurse she has worked with many young adults and youth encouraging and helping them to live healthy and happy lives. One of the things that she enjoys most about this group is their sense of humour and their perspective of life.
What do you do in your spare time? A recent graduate from the Masters in Nursing program has taken all my spare time.
What is your favorite food? Mexican food is one of my favourites. Burritos from Burrito Boys, Big Fat Burrito and Z-Tecca.
What do you do to have fun? I enjoy reading, being physically active, listening to music, playing board games and watching movies.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? My white water rafting adventure was amazing, I learned that being courageous pays off in so many ways.