History of the Mission
In 1988 a small group of people gathered for a home bible study. They were
reading from the Holy Scriptures in the book of St. Matthew 25:35-49.
"When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat, and when I was
thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I was a stranger
(homeless), you welcomed me in, and when I was naked; you gave me
clothes to wear. When I was sick, you took care of me, and when I
was in jail, you visited me."
The members heard this calling and began gathering articles of clothing and
food from their own homes and started distributing them to families in need.
From these humble beginnings The Lighthouse Mission was born.
About the Lighthouse
We are a Christ-centered 501(c) 3 rescue mission and are privately supported by those who share our vision of ending homelessness and hunger. Together, we join hearts and hands to brighten the future of our less-fortunate neighbors.
Mission Inc. is founded on the following biblical principles and is an
extension of our love for God and for our fellow man.Adapted
from Matthew 25:35-40: I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I
was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and
you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and
you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’“Then
they will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hurting and in need
and helped you?' “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you
did for one of the least of these, you did for me.’
Geri Gomez, Assistant to the Director
Marie Gomez, Receptionist
Marcos Urban, Volunteer Receptionist
Susan Carby, Kitchen Manager
Michelle Sandoval, Assistant Kitchen Cook
Angela Gomez, Quality Control and Office Helper
Carolyn Rubio-Lopez, Quality Control Clothing/shoes dept.
Carlos Gomez, Warehouse/Pickup Manager
Butch Rardin, Men's Dicipleship Program Director
Styler Harris, Men's Dicipleship Assistant
Debbie Montoya, Homeless Shelter Manager, Volunteer
2013 Board of Directors
Sandra Smith: President
Jim Kelly: Vice-President
Jesse Gomez: Treasurer
Dean Turvaville: Secretary
Richard Espinoza: Director
Al McNamara: Director
Joey Fly: Director
Richard Gomez: Executive Director
Accounting & Consulting Group: Financial Bookkeeping
Hal Greig: Legal Counsel