ADAM AND KUDA DAKWA
Adam and Kuda lead the Waterfront congregation. They are both accomplished professionals, loving parents, and they have been an integral part of Lighthouse Church since they moved to Jersey in 2013, serving faithfully in many different roles.
GREGG AND BRONWYN DONALDSON
Gregg and Bronwyn lead Lighthouse Church. They have been involved in Christian ministry for over 30 years, starting several Churches in various countries, and they were involved in starting Lighthouse Church in Jersey 2009.
JAMES AND HEIDI MATHESON
James and Heidi lead the St James congregation, and have been instrumental in the growth and care of Lighthouse Church since they moved to Jersey in 2011. They balance busy lives with Church ministry and they have three wonderful children.
Lighthouse was born in 2009 when four people sat on a park bench on a Sunday morning to pray and seek God’s heart for the vision of a
new Church in Jersey that God had put in our hearts.
This tiny group began meeting on Saturday evenings in a rented community hall, with no equipment, and hardly any money, but with hearts full of passion to show God’s love to this Island, and beyond.
People found their way to us from all sorts of backgrounds
and places and there was a powerful sense of destiny and a growing understanding of the huge love that God has for us as individuals and for the world around us.
We have outgrown our venues several times and now have lots of people and lovely facilities and equipment, but the original heartbeat of compassion for the lost world around us has never changed – in fact it has grown stronger. In addition to reaching Jersey for Jesus, we are now also involved in helping ordinary people around the world to start churches where they live. God truly has made us a “light for the nations” and the best is still ahead.
OUR VALUES and BELIEFS
Below is a summary of what we believe and what is important to us.
In common with all Christian Churches, our main foundation will always be the Bible and what Jesus has done for us. We find this simple summary helpful, however, for focus and clarity.
Please hover over each word to see a brief description of what it entails.
These values and beliefs are further expanded upon in video form HERE and our full statement of beliefs can be read HERE.
Jesus told us in His “Great Commission” to “make disciples of all types of people all around the world.”
We believe the best way to do this is to plant new small groups and Churches here, and around the world.
There are people in every corner of the world who can start and lead groups of believers in their homes or other settings. They exist in Jersey too.
“Leading Lights Network” exists to put this wonderful opportunity well within the reach of ordinary people wherever they live.
The training and resources in Leading Lights Network help people in other countries, as well as our local members, to reach their communities for Christ, primarily through starting and leading small discipleship groups that we call “Lifegroups”.