Staff Directory

Lockport Alliance Church's full time and part time staff and ministers are dedicated to serving the needs of the Church and would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to call the church and speak with our receptionist, or you may contact a staff member directly below.
Church Office Hours: 9am - 4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-12p on Friday.
Phone: 716.433.3571

Pulpit Minister

Alex Banks Associate Pastor 716-433-3571 ext. 106
Alex Banks has served as the Associate Pastor at LAC since January 2015.  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 little boys: Luke, Levi, and Ezekiel.   Fearing that he may be the only Ohio State Buckeyes fan in Western New York, you’ll not questions where his loyalties lie after visiting his office.  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.
Kevin R. Robbins Senior Pastor 716-433-3571 ext. 103
Kevin Robbins has served as senior pastor at LAC since 1998. Originally from the suburban Philadelphia area, he attended Davidson College in North Carolina where he played Division I soccer and majored in English and education. After teaching for three years, he earned a master’s degree from Columbia International University in South Carolina in 1987 and began pastoral ministry in Frederick County, Maryland. He and his wife, Laura, have been married since 1983 and have three young-adult daughters, Margaret, Mary Rachel and Anna. He enjoys working out, reading, making terrible puns and rooting for all things Philadelphia. As senior pastor, Kevin combines a passion for communicating the Bible in a personal, practical way with a burden for helping people connect with God through Jesus Christ, especially those who come from unchurched or non-faith backgrounds. He believes that only by facing their own personal brokenness can people begin to experience the wholeness that God makes possible through His work of grace.


Dave Rheam Elder
Mike Gendrue Elder 716-946-3457
Reg Buri Elder
Tom Sy Elder

Administrative Staff

Laura Robbins Coordinator of Congregational Care 716-433-3571 ext. 105
Laura Robbins has served as Coordinator of Congregational Care at LAC since 2009. Having grown up in a small town in eastern North Carolina, she attended Davidson College where she majored in English and secondary education. Laura taught high school English for seven years, first on the coast of North Carolina and then in Columbia,South Carolinawhile her husband, Kevin, was attending seminary. Laura retired from the high school classroom in 1987 when she and Kevin began their pastoral ministry together in Brunswick,Maryland and also started their family. She has devoted herself to being a mom to three girls, homeschooling for ten of those years, and to being active in church ministry. At different times she has worked in the areas of Christian education, women’s ministry, missions and visitation ministry. Since their last daughter graduated from high school, Laura has counted it a privilege to work more closely in the area of congregational care, helping to mobilize the church body in giving compassionate care to one another.

Children's Ministry

Michelle Gendrue Children’s Education Coordinator 716-433-3571 ext. 107
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 of 27 years, Michael, and their four children, Shaun, Emily, Ruth, and Sara.  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.