ABOUT US

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The Bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

OUR VISION

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

OUR VALUES

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the Word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  • Founded in the fall of 1974, with a small group of family and friend
  • Called Robert Foster to be our Senior Pastor in the spring of 1975.
  • Gathered in a building we rented accross from the post office in Fontana until 1980.
  • Purchased, remodeled and moved into the new building at 119 Phillips Ave in Walworth.
  • Installed Michael Mehring as Associate Pastor in 1992.
  • Opened Walworth Christian School in 1994 to serve grades K-12 in our community. Michael Mehring was the administrator and it operated for 10 years.

 

 

 

  • Pastor Robert Foster retired and we called Michael Mehring to be our new Senior Pastor in January of 1996.
  • Ordained and installed Romaro Gore as Associate Pastor in 2012.
  • We received our present building as a gift from Bethel Church in the summer of 2013.
  • Installed Ruth Mehring as Senior Pastor along with her husband Pastor Mike because of the stroke he suffered in March of 2015.
  • Our dear Pastor Romaro passed away from lukemia in May of 2015.
  • Installed Pastor Angela McIntosh as Children's Pastor.
  • Installed Pastor Rebecca Gore as Youth Pastor.
  • Installed Pastor John Mancusi as Associate Pastor. He will work with the church and with Kunes Auto Group as Head Chaplin.
  • Donated our previous building on Phillips Ave. to the Agape House 2018.
  • Closed the church for two months because of the covid pandemic in the spring of 2019.
  • We are excited to partake of all God has planned for our future!
  • All Glory be unto our Mighty God!

 

 

OUR TEAM

Michael Mehring

He has a true heart for the lost of this city and this area. He wants to see true change in this area and will not stop until that dream is fulfilled.

Ruth Mehring

We are so thankful for her heart to serve the Lord.

John Mancusi

He is faithfully serving both our church and the Kunes Auto Group as a Chaplin. It is a joy to see the Lord working in our community in such a powerful way.

Rebecca Gore

Her heart for young people is truly amazing, and she wants to see the gospel of Jesus Christ preached in schools and campuses across the area.

Angela McIntosh

Her heart for the kids of our church is truly astounding, and she has taken our children's ministry to new heights.

LOVE GOD  -  LOVE PEOPLE

Lighthouse Church is a 501c3 nonprofit, registered in the US, registration number 39-1246473.