Our journey began twenty-one years ago in February 2001 when the ministry was birthed through fasting, prayer, a need for true worship and with a mandate to minister to the spiritual and social needs of the community. During one of our prayer sessions, God spoke through our late Pastor Reverend Roy Coleman, telling him “history begins tonight,” and it should be recorded. An executive body was formed and extensive and careful planning was done to identify ministries and people to serve. The church was incorporated in March 2001 and we went in search of a building which we found at 3667 White Plains Road. The building was in need of repair and the brethren rose to the challenge, working thirteen hours non-stop, to complete
the mammoth task.
With twenty members in attendance, we had a consecrated prayer session and held our first Divine Worship Service. Within one month we out grew that building and God made yet another provision at 3645 White Plains Road. Over the next several years, we experienced physical and spiritual growth and changes in the church body. Because of the goodness of God and His continued blessings, we launched forward with the determination to fulfill the mandate.
Bishop Roy Coleman has left a legacy that has etched in the hearts of those who came in contact with him, a legacy that will not be forgotten. Bishop Coleman continuously invested in the lives of the believers. He invested time and shared his knowledge with all who were willing to listen and put into action his wise instructions. Our Speaker – a” Son of the Soil” Pastor Camillo Simms, is an extension of these instructions.
We saw him investing in others through his method of teaching. Bishop not only presented theological doctrines but also taught us practical applications to enhance our lives as believers. He was preparing us for the world out there, outside the four walls of the church. Bishop Coleman was always investing, he was always sowing and even in his death, the harvest is still bearing fruit.
A courageous leader who continued to pour into the lives of those who were entrusted in his care. He has left a legacy, an impression in the sands of time and Lighthouse is following the same path. Today we are preparing tomorrow’s leaders and we will continue to equip the believers to grow to all levels of spiritual maturity.
Bishop Roy Coleman - gone but not forgotten