The Lighthouse Ministries

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Basic Information

Address: 190 Spruce St Lexington, KY 40507
Phone Number: 859-259-3434
Director: Valerie "Tay" Henderson

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Causes Served: We feed twice a day for lunch and dinner, we also have a shoe program and currently we are restructuring our drug and alcohol program.
Population Served: Homeless and low income single and families
Ages for Volunteer: age 12 and above
Hours of Service: 9-3
Minimum Hours Required: no minimum
Days of Service: 7
Mission Statement:

The Lighthouse Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to reaching the low and moderate income population of Lexington, and the Fayette County area, by providing free meals for people in need, and also by providing housing and support for men who are disadvantaged, whether due to recent imprisonment, drug-related issues, or poverty. The lighthouse also provides educational and psychological support for people who are in need of drug, alcohol and vocational rehabilitation.

Program History:

In the early 90’s, Dan and I started going to The Salvation Army with our ministry program. At the time, we were showing movies that would entertain and send a message. A favorite was “A Thief in the Night” about the end time. Before long, we moved from working through the Salvation Army to opening our own service ministry in downtown Lexington, KY. We called our mission The Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. We began ministering to the homeless, poor, addicted and anyone that God sent our way who had a need we could fill.
In 1999 we had a milestone year when we bought a building to house Lighthouse Ministries. A renovation project got underway, which took many turns along the way and took a lot longer that we ever imagined. Just when we were making plans for the opening of The Nehemiah House, a residence for men in the life transition training program, Dan got sick.
We learned that Dan had advanced liver disease. There’s so much to tell about Dan. Read about him in a “Herald Leader Article.” His wonderful and amazing life ended on January 4, 2004 when he died on the operating table while going through liver transplant surgery.
On that day my world turned upside down again. Dan was gone and the ministry we had worked so hard to establish was so close to being ready. How could this be? But God was with me and kept after my heart and wouldn’t free me from the call to take over the ministry and keep it going. Dan would be proud to see the vision God gave him carried out.
I can say without reservation that God has placed in my heart a burden for those that nobody else wants. We serve a God of the second chances, as long as you have breath, there’s HOPE!

Events:

Currently we have our Thanksgiving Dinner at Sayre School on November 18, 2017 and our Christmas Program on December 16, 2017 at Sayre School Lexington, KY 3pm for Singles and 5pm for Families.

Additional Information:

Please go to our website or facebook page for volunteer opportunities and current needs.

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