Meet Our Pastors
PASTOR JOEL & SANDY ARCADIPANE
Hi! My name is Joel Arcadipane and I am the Lead Pastor at I-61. I serve the people of I-61 alongside my wife, Sandy, who also is our worship leader. Sandy and I work as a team, with a heart to bring people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
My wife and I were married in July of 2000 and we have four beautiful and energetic children – Elijah, Josiah, Abigail, and Noah.
I started walking with the Lord when I was a child and was drawn to the ministry at a young age. I started volunteering at different ministries within the church in my teen years and now I have been in ministry for over 18 years.
My home church is the Tabernacle in Orchard Park, NY where I served for many years. . My wife and I also served as the Senior Pastor of English Ministries for the Korean United Methodist Church in Buffalo for several years and was the Associate Pastor at Harvest Tabernacle Church in Buffalo.
We started I-61 Ministries in November 2010. It started as a small bible study on Thursday nights at our home and blossomed into a church in October 2011. The Lord planted us in East Aurora and that is the call of of God on our church. We are to reach the people of East Aurora and the surrounding communities with the message of the Gospel, bringing hope and salvation to all who will believe. We look forward to seeing all that God is going to do in and through the people of I61 Church!