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A small, independent church was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1986, and soon attracted Pastor Barry Bowie, who arrived there four years later, in 1990. His vision was to preach the Gospel of love and compassion toward those who were hurting. Soon after, in 1991, Pastor Bowie invited Gregory Newcomb to join him as an associate pastor. Greg, a recovering alcoholic, sought to reach out to alcoholics and drug addicts in the inner city and help them get better. Pastor Bowie, his wife, Peggy, and Greg, felt strongly that God chose them to carry out this mission. In 1993, The Lighthouse was born to fulfill this purpose.


Since its founding, The Lighthouse has helped countless people struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction. The church has grown to include five affiliate churches, collectively overseeing more than 400 beds and six recovery support facilities in two states, and serving more than 2,500 people a year. To date, The Lighthouse has helped thousands of faithful believers in Christ remain sober, independent, and self-sufficient. Some have even gone on to full-time ministry work.

The staff at The Lighthouse is comprised of individuals uniquely qualified for this type of ministry. They offer different life experiences, but are all committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Additional staff members include volunteers who give countless hours of their time, and we are eternally grateful for their time.