More than one sixth of the world population lives in a multi-cultural, multi linguistic and fast developing country India from the cape of Kanyakumari where the gushing waters of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean together sounds a unified clap along with the inhabitants of it till Kashmir at the North which indeed is a pride of India and envy of others! With the taste of entire Far East Asia and beyond in the North Eastern states and the touch on Middle East Asia in western side, India is a nation of nations!
Many religions, gurus and philosophies originated in India which have international presence. A vibrant democracy with repeated reforms in policies drives this country pushing away differences eliminating ignorance to a season of prosperity and unity. More than three hundred and twenty young people live in India between ages 10-24 who long to see India moving forward like it has never been before.
Majority of the people seek to approach the God who created them through the worship of Nature, Gurus, Idols, evil and ancestral spirits. With about 200 million, India is a country where there is second largest Muslim population. Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism etc not only has originated in India, but also have their followers in plenty. The officially declared population of Christians in India is only about twenty five million.
The Lighthouse Ministries in India is committed to share the love of Christ to every Indian and plant worship places where there is none. We have started our work at Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu in villages with no Christians and now we are into many states of India. Our Churches are called The Lighthouse Church
In order to train gospel workers we have a Bible School affiliated with Vision International University, USA, at Maranthai, Tirunelveli, and Tamil Nadu.
We wish to see Indian evangelized in our life time.
Vision and Mission
Evangelism through Church Planting
Small group Evangelism Discipleship Outreach Bible Training
Beliefs - Statement of faith
We believe in the Holy Bible, Old and New Testament Scriptures, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, is without error in the original manuscripts, and is the Supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct and as the only basis of our beliefs.
We believe that God is the Eternal King. He is infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power and love. From all eternity He exists as the One Loving and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.
We believe that God's kingdom is everlasting. From His throne, through His Son, His eternal Word, God created, upholds, and governs all that exists: the heavenly places, the angelic hosts, the universe, the earth, every living thing, and mankind. God created all things good.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We believe that Jesus died on the cross for the propitiation of our sins and the sins of the whole world.
We believe that originally a great, good angel rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him. He was cast out of God's presence and as a usurper of God's rule established a counter kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth.
We believe that God created mankind in His image, male and female, for relationship with himself and to govern the earth. Under the temptation of Satan, our original parents fell from grace, bringing sin, sickness and God's judgment of death to the earth. Through the fall, Satan and his demonic hosts gained access to God's good creation. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adam's original sin. Human beings are born in sin, subject to God's judgment of death and captive to Satan's kingdom of darkness.
We believe that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His only Son Jesus Christ into the world. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, as fully God and fully man in one person, He is humanity as God intended us to be. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was Crucified and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into the heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
We Believe in the necessity of repentance towards God in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God's sight. This justification is being imputed because of the righteousness and atoning work of Christ and received through God's grace by faith alone.
We believe that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church at Pentecost in power, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ and releasing the gifts of Spirit to them. The Spirit brings the indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up the Church, gifting us for ministry, and driving back the kingdom of Satan by the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus and doing the works of Jesus.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the in filling or empowering of the Holy Spirit, often a conscious experience, for ministry today. We believe in the exercise of all the biblical gifts of the Spirit. We believe in laying on of hands for healing.
We believe that the whole world is under the domination of Satan and that all people are sinners by nature and choice. All people therefore are under God's judgment. Through the preaching of the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts and sanctifies through Jesus, by the Spirit, all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. By this they are released from Satan’s domain and enter into God's kingdom reign.
We believe in the one, holy, universal church. All who repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the living Body, the Christ, of which He is the head of all the members.
We believe that God's kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible, and triumphant appearing of Christ and His return to the earth as King. After Christ returns to reign, He will bring about the final defeat of Satan and all of his minions and works, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment and the eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. Finally, God will be all in all and His kingdom, His rule and reign, will be fulfilled in the new heavens and the new earth, recreated by His mighty power, in which righteous dwells and in which he will forever be worshipped.