Andy and Hazel Smith have been serving the church for over 25 years by providing pastoral care with an emphasis on Christian prayer ministry to believers needing inner healing and spiritual release.
The worldwide church has seen many thousands of lives transformed in recent years as God has increased His church’s understanding and practise of this effective, biblically-based ministry.
The Lighthouse was established by the Smiths in 2012 at the invitation of Bethany Community Church with a vision, not only to minister healing and freedom to members of BCC, but also to develop a Lighthouse Ministry Team that could serve the wider church community.
Team members are principally trained to deliver Restoring the Foundations ‘Issue Focus’ ministry (www.restoringthefoundations.org.uk). We also have access to a qualified associate Christian Counsellor if appropriate for a particular need.
Our foundational scripture is taken from Isaiah 61; God’s call to all His people:
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”
The Lighthouse now has a team of six prayer ministers, each engaged in the vital task of helping to facilitate sanctification and transformation for men and women in our home church as well as members of other congregations. These have included Baptists, Anglicans, Salvationists, Roman Catholics and Methodists; both evangelical and charismatic.
The Lighthouse also holds Healing Through Creativity days for busy people who need to relax, recover and discover something new about themselves.
Ministry to members of other churches is only conducted with the approval of their church leadership to ensure a post-ministry provision of care for each ministry receiver.
For more information about The Lighthouse ministry, and/or to discuss how we might serve you or your church, please contact Andy Smith on 07864 834784 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.