About

2015

LCM launches the dental ministry


2014

In its inaugural year, Lightkeepers has contributed over $111,000 to support the ongoing mission of LCM


2013

LCM launched “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World” a program designed to help clients explore and plan for a permanent pathway out of poverty


2010

LCM moved into its current facility, after a rebuild was necessary due to destruction from Hurricane Ike. LCM’s new building included a new medical clinic, a large room that would become home to new ministry programs, and an expanded food pantry.


2008

Hurricane Ike devastated the communities of Bacliff and San Leon.


2004

LCM bought the property and building where the ministry operates today, right in the heart of Bacliff.


1997

Lighthouse Christian Ministries began serving families in the upper Galveston Bay Area with an annual budget of $15,000.


What People Say About Us

LCM is a great place. It is very family oriented. The people here are very friendly. They have opened their hearts and allowed people to take G.E.D. classes. They also have a great parenting class. I don’t know what I would do without LCM.

Lighthouse Christian Ministries History, So Far

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Lighthouse Christian Ministries was originally founded as Bay Area Christian Services (BACS) in December 1997 after years of praying and preparation, led primarily by Bayview residents Chuck Gussler and Karl Newmann, pastor of Bayshore Friends Church.  A local businessman, who preferred to remain anonymous, committed to match all donations up to $10,000 to begin the Resale Shop and Gift Emporium that would provide revenue to continue the mission of the ministry. The original location for the ministry was at 1201 State Highway 146 in Kemah.

The name of the resale store changed to the Bay Area Trading Post and funded several community services at BACS.  The services included limited financial assistance for utilities and gasoline, food from local food pantries, a clothing allowance for families, job interview techniques, access to job boards, contact information to local employers and resume reviews.  The ministry made resource packets available for additional services available through area churches and organizations.  The packets included information on local programs and events for seniors, families and youth, referrals to parenting workshops, financial management and pastoral counseling to promote strong families and self-reliance.