Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Lighthouse Ministries, Inc.

1,369 pageviews

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Human Services, Mental Health, Religion, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: Mission: Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. is set apart by the Spirit of God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet the physical, emotional and other needs of the poor and at risk population. Vision: Our vision is for rehabilitated individuals to achieve an overall outcome of God?s peace, life purpose, and fulfillment of potential. No person is denied services based on race, creed, sex, disability or national origin.

Target demographics: the homeless and men, women and women with children who need a refuge to begin a new life.

Geographic areas served: West Central Florida

Programs: We are a Success Shelter/Life Learning Campus For Men, Women, and Children who need a place of refuge to begin a new life. We serve West Central Florida with the hope of impacting lives giving food, clothing, shelter, childcare, education and job placement. We also serve the homeless 365 days a year and have a community outreach H.O.P.E. centers located within our six Family Stores.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with lighthouse for many years in the family stores that support the ministries efforts to help people overcome homelessness hunger, and various addictions. Donations to the ministry through the stores provides the funding necessary for us to see lives changed by the love of the community and gospel for the better.
Giving to Lighthouse transforms lives. Our success stories prove the program has merit. Check us out online and donate (time, talent, and dollars). We're making difference!!! www.lighthousemin.org

Donor

Rating: 5

Lighthouse Ministries has been Trinity Presbyterian's Ministry Partner for many years. As part of the Diaconate responsible for mercy work, I know we can rely on Lighthouse to provide services for homeless and at-risk people that our church is not equipped to provide. Additionally, Lighthouse's mission to share the love of Christ permeates its culture. Our Diaconate thanks God that we have such a faithful partner in LM - we know that as we support the ministry, the souls we refer to it receive both physical and spiritual food.

Adrienne Hope P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I enrolled my son there at 9 months there before he could even crawl and he recently left there November 2017 at the age of 3 1/2. I was blessed to have had him there in such a nurturing environment with wonderful teachers. He learned so much about God and Christianity. I never had an issue with him there and he was always loved and cared for. I highly recommended this daycare for anyone.

Norman W.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My wife & I moved down here to Lakeland, FL in 2013. We weren’t coming here to retire, we were coming here to be “redirected”! After serving almost 40 years in full-time pastoral ministry, God “redirected” us to another kind of “ministry” - Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. In 2016 God opened the door for me to continue to work in full-time Ministry, and we’re very glad that He did! I am now “The Director of Church Relations”! And I love it! It’s a joy & privilege to continue to be used by Him to see people’s lives changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked here at lighthouse ministries, inc. in the preschool dep . I have seen God work in the mom's of the children grow with his love . Then pass it on to there children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've enrolled 3 children in Lighthouse Community Preschool over the years and I was always very thankful I did. The staff and Director has always treated us like family and taken care of my children likewise, blessing them with great educational teachings with a Biblical foundation. I continue to remain in touch as they truly have found a special spot in my heart as well as my children's. As I've always said, It takes a village to help me raise my children. I'm blessed Lighthouse Community Preschool was and continues to be a part of our Village.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lighthouse Ministries vision is for individuals we serve to achieve an overall outcome of God's peace, life purpose and fulfillment of potential. It's all about communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those we are here to serve as part of the Great Commission. I'm humbled to be apart of a ministry that looks to come along side individuals and help them find their way to Christ, provide an avenue for education and foster a sense of community and strong work ethic.

Donor

Rating: 5

I really love what this organization stands for. They have many moving parts per se of all the different ways they help people in the community. I feel so strongly for what they do that they are still one of my preferred organizations to help out even though I don’t live in the state anymore. Lighthouse Ministries has touched my heart and thank God for such lovely people.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Lighthouse Ministries is doing a fine work in the city in which I live, Winter Haven, Florida. They house the homeless and abused women, as well as feed them. I volunteer to help them as often as I can. I see their kindness and caring attitudes first hand. I also donate to them.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The entire team at Lighthouse has been such an inspiration in their ministry efforts. Their hearts are truly engaged in sharing the love of God by helping others in their deepest time of need. Watching them serve is truly a blessing!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lighthouse Ministeries makes a long term, lasting difference in the lives of the homeless and the most needy. Through out the Bible we are reminded to have compassion on the poor. By supporting Lighthouse, I can be a small part of following Gods command. Seeing and hearing from the people who have been transformed reminds me of the difference Lighthouse really makes. Lighthouse Ministeries is so important to our communities and to the Kingdom Work. I am thankful for Lighthouse. Jeff

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We've been associated with Lighthouse Ministries for the last two years, and have been amazed by the quality and dedication of their leadership and personnel. Without exception, their personnel are driven by their desire to help others, and it shows in all levels of their work. This area is blessed to have an organization of this quality in our midst. They are honest, creative, and achieve incredible results with minimum resources. We are proud to be associated with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lighthouse ministries is a fantastic charity that does a great job of assisting men and women who where formerly homeless regain their footing in society. They do this through offering a program which provides those in the community who are homeless with shelter and an income via work at one of their many thrift shops in the Polk County/Central Florida area. They call the members of this program residents. The residents are offered a variety of counseling from bible studies and pastoral help to drug addiction counseling. I could not say enough positive things about Lighthouse ministries I think they are one of many generous and truly helpful charities in Lakeland.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Not good stewards of the donations given to the. In bet with multiple bad credit reviews.

6 h2HOPE

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to assist the Lighthouse this year prepare grocery bags for Thanksgiving for the less fortunate in our community, and wow it went wonderfully. We packed 1000 bags in five hours and their team was just great. The Lighthouse had all the food, bags and help in place and the whole operation went very smoothly. This is a homeless shelter but they ran this food outreach as good as any food bank I have ever seen. I was made aware of this outreach by way of Facebook and I brought along my friend from another ministry and we were both very impressed. Good Job Lighthouse and Staff!!