LCC History

The ministry humbly began in August 1999 as the Nobles’ family devotion and Bible study in a small room at the Temporary Lodging Facility on Parris Island. Soon thereafter, a Tuesday night Bible Study was formed. A group of seven met at the Youth Center on Parris Island for approximately two weeks. Praying and asking the Lord for direction, Pastor Chad was led to seek a spiritual covering which directed him to contact the highly anointed woman of God Dr. Barbara M. Amos of Norfolk, Virginia.

On October 29, 1999 Lighthouse Tabernacle of Praise Ministry was officially incorporated as a Church. The Ministry united in fellowship with Faith Deliverance Christian Fellowship, a fellowship of Spirit-filled churches under the leadership of Dr. Barbara M. Amos that are committed to improving the quality of life for all people. The church’s first worship service was held on the first Sunday of November at Allen Chapel. On that day eleven people united with us in membership and in mission. From that day forward the Lord continued to give favor to Lighthouse and the ministry increased both spiritually and numerically. Mid summer of the year 2000, the church moved to Ribaut Road into a building affectionately referred to as the store-front church. The same year Pastor Ann was ordained as an Elder by Bishop Amos and was set to serve along side her husband as Pastor of Lighthouse. During these formative years the church grew in character and in strength and, as a result a core group of committed members and leaders were developed, equipped, and empowered for service in the Kingdom.

Pastors Chad and Ann following the leading of God and seeking godly wisdom from Dr. Amos, were encouraged to strengthen the church’s cords, and to enlarge her tent from the “store-front” building on Ribaut Road. Consequently, Sunday morning worship services were moved to Beaufort Elementary School. Bible Study and all other ministry activities continued to operate from the building on Ribaut Road.

Believing God’s principle to become lenders and not borrowers, Lighthouse stepped out by faith to look for a facility to call home. December of 2003, Lighthouse purchased our current 13,000 square foot facility at 3538 Trask Parkway. Along with our transitions, came our name change from Lighthouse Tabernacle of Praise to Lighthouse Christian Center.

Though obstacles mounted along the way, through Christ, we have triumphed valiantly, and made gigantic strides by His power. In October 2008, we completed the final stage of the renovation project including a new sanctuary, digital sound room, fellowship hall, modern kitchen, Prayer room, Naomi room, administration wing and new lavatory. Psalm 118:23 declares, “This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

Our primary purpose at LCC is to advance the Kingdom of God by evangelizing the Gospel of Christ in our community and beyond. Through relevant preaching and teaching, we endeavor to equip, empower, and encourage people to live holy Spirit-filled lives. Furthermore, we endeavor to bridge the gaps of generation, denomination, and racial differences through the Love of God.

Today we pause to celebrate ten years in ministry. The number ten represents “Divine Order.” Proverbs 37:23 declares, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” Therefore, let us give thanks and praise to our Lord for allowing us to be a part of making the vision a reality for His Honor and Glory.

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