About Us

Our Approach

About Us

We are a non-denominational, Charismatic, Evangelical church located at 1138 Route 55 in Lagrangeville, New York.

We are a Bible based Christian church that functions according to the full counsel of God's word.

Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Acts 20:26-28

We operate according to the Word of God and the three-part vision God has given us for this house...


To elevate worship, strengthen families, and reach the lost.


Everything we do here at Full Gospel Center supports that vision. To learn more about our vision statement, click here.


Our church family is diverse and multicultural. Our expression of worship is contemporary and energetic. We preach and teach the Word with a conviction and a clarity that lends itself to personal application.


Come experience the richness of a family oriented church where each part of the family receives ministry designed to meet their unique needs. The Children and Youth Programs are designed to produce Christian character in our children within a safe and fun atmosphere.  We offer Home-based Fellowship Groups that capture the intimacy of the small group dynamic and vibrant Men’s and Women’s Ministries that compliment our Sunday morning services and Wednesday night mid-week service. We also have several outreach ministries which serve the local community and provide opportunities to become involved within the church in various ways.


Full Gospel Center is a place where your relationship with Christ will grow and flourish. We invite you to join our family and become part of what God is doing in and through us to reach others with the message of hope and healing in Jesus Christ.


Our Story


Pastor Rick Leonardi

Senior Pastor

(845) 452-HOPE or rick.leonardi(at)fgcweb(dot)org

Saved at the age of fourteen at this very church, Pastor Rick felt an instant call to full-time pastoral ministry. In pursing that call he attended Elim Bible Institute after a year at Dutchess Community College. It was during his time at Elim that he met his wife Kim. Pastor Rick graduated from Elim in 1991, and in 1992 he and Kim married. They have since been blessed with two beautiful boys.

Pastor Rick has been a full-time staff member at Full Gospel Center since 1994.  During that time he has served in every major ministry area including Children's, Youth, and Music; eventually becoming Associate and now Senior Pastor.

Whether preaching, teaching, counseling or leading worship, Pastor Rick's heart's desire is to draw people into a more satisfying and fulfilling relationship with God, to build the local church and to reach the community with the message of hope in Jesus Christ.


Michael Grazioso



Pastor Mike received Jesus on a street corner after a dramatic encounter with the presence of God.  Two years after that encounter Michael entered Teen Challenge, graduating in April of 1988.  While attending Teen Challenge he felt the call of God to enter ministry.   Pastor Mike completed his study in ministry at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY and graduated in May of 1991.

Michael’s desire to serve the Lord lead him to East Haddam, CT where he served as a Sunday school teacher.  There he developed the Joyful Noise program, presenting the Gospel through puppets and drama.  Michael moved here to Lagrangeville in February of 1998 joining the church staff as Director of Children’s Ministry and then the Pastor of “Fire Of God” Youth Ministry where he served for several years. Pastor Mike currently serves as our Associate Pastor.  Michael enjoys using his humor and visual illustrations to help convey the truth of God’s word.  Pastor Mike married his wife Jill in June of 2010 and they have been blessed with a beautiful daughter.

Frank Mordecki


Pastor Frank served in full time Pastoral ministry in Monongahela, PA for 21 years. He moved here to Poughkeepsie with his wife Nancy in 2001 and has been involved in ministry here at Full Gospel Center since that time.  Pastor Frank preaches and teaches the body of Christ with wisdom and passion.  He has a heart for missions and a desire to see the body of Christ reach their full potential in God.

Fred Leonardi

Business Administrator

(845) 452-HOPE or fred.leonardi(at)fgcweb(dot)org

Fred has been a member of FGC since 1984. He and his wife Ginney spent 9 years serving in our Children’s Ministry. Prior to joining our staff in 1996 as our Business Administrator, Fred worked for nearly 30 years in Data Processing. He manages the accounting and business operations of the church, and oversees the daily operations of our facility.


Candy Edwards

Assistant to the Senior Pastor

(845) 452-HOPE or candy.edwards(at)fgcweb(dot)org

Candy joined our staff at Full Gospel Center in 2000 as Assistant to the Senior Pastor.  She has been a member of FGC since 1985.  Before joining our staff Candy worked for 33 years at IBM as a Technical Writer.  She assists Pastor Rick in maintaining his schedule as well as managing the office duties and assisting each of our ministries in running efficiently.