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About LIGHTHOUSE

 

The Lighthouse Church of All Nations in southwest suburban Alsip, IL is known as Chicago’s “Bridging the Gap” Church. This non-denominational ministry is led by the dynamic Senior Pastor, Dan Willis. You may know Pastor Dan Willis from the Pentecostals of Chicago Choir, the All Nations Choir or as a television personality and host. Pastor Dan, as he is affectionately called, founded the church at the young age of sixteen in Oak Lawn, IL. He and his wife Linda have led the ministry for thirty eight years, having started with a small storefront in Oak Lawn. What began as a congregation
of just 15 members has grown into over 5,000 believers. In 2014 they built their brand new Sanctuary building which is part of the eight-acre church campus.

Today, The Lighthouse Church is home to 72 different nationalities, making the weekends a time of vibrant worship and contagious praise. Located at 4501 W. 127th Street, the church offers programs for all ages and stages from a state-of-the-art Children’s ministry, Youth choir, weekly Youth arts workshop, prayer and outreach ministries, singles and marriage ministries, senior citizens groups and weekly community food pantry just to name a few. The All Nations Leadership Institute is also housed on campus with classes in Multicultural Ministry, Leadership, Spiritual Foundations and more.

We invite you to be our guest at any upcoming worship celebration… there is a place for YOU at The Lighthouse!

 

Our Vision….

It is our vision to be a non-denominational church for all nations, celebrated in ethnic diversity.
Our goal is a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ, translated into loving relationships with others and service to our fellow man.

We equip and empower people to become Christ-like in character and maturity, releasing them to fulfill their life mission.

We are teaching people to use their gifts and abilities for the cause of Christ in their local church, in their community, and throughout the world.

Our Faith….

The Scriptures Inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (II Timothy 3:15, 16; I Peter 2:2)

The True & Living God. We believe in one God, revealed as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4, I Peter 1:2,)

Man, His Fall and Redemption. Man was created good and upright for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

The Salvation of Man. The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by hope of eternal life. (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 24:47; Titus 3:5-7)

The Evidence of Salvation. The “inward” evidence to the believer of His salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16) The “outward” evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

Repentance. All persons who turn from their sins and put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ receive a new birth by which their life is regenerated through the power of God. (John 3:3-6; Titus 3:5). This gives them power to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

Baptism in Water. The ordinance of Baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, thus they declare to the world that have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22)

The Promise. All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes a deeper spiritual life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8 I Cor. 12:1-31)

The evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues ( I Cor. 12:4-10, 28), but different in purpose and use.

The Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (I Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (I Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes”.

The Church. The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the Church of the First-born, which is written in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)

The Ministry and Evangelism. A divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (A) The evangelization of the world, and (B) The edifying of the Body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)

Divine Healing. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:16, 17)

The Blessed Hope. The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Titus 2:12; I Corinthians 15:51; Romans 8:23)

The Millennial Reign of Jesus. The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the Millennial reign of Christ on earth is the Scriptural promise and the world’s hope. (II Thessalonians 1:17; Revelation 19:11-14; Romans 11:26, 27; Revelation 20:1-7)

The Lake of Fire. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15)

The New Heavens and the New Earth. We, “according to His promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness.” (II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21 and 22)