The Staff of Lighthouse

We would love to meet and get to know you. Here is just a little about the staff at Lighthouse.


    Senior Pastor

    • Pastor Keith enjoys living the dream of his life by being involved in the lives of his Lighthouse family.   
    • He came to St. Louis in 1982 with his sweetheart wife, Becky, to establish this Baptist Bible Fellowship church formerly known as Dorsett Road Baptist Church before relocating in 1996. 
    • The Gillming’s enjoy eating at Bandana’s BBQ, and any Mexican restaurant around. He also enjoys fishing for crappie and golfing with Lighthouse friends.  
    • Pastor Keith has three theological degrees; first from Baptist Bible College, then Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary and finally, his doctorate from Covenant Theological Seminary in 1998.  
    • He has served on many boards, Director on the Pattonville School District, St. Louis for 7 years; Vice President of Education for the Baptist Bible Fellowship, Int. for 9 years; and recently appointed as a police commissioner for the City of Bridgeton, MO. 
    • Keith and Becky have two wonderful children, Kit, and Keri (husband, Scott Riddle) and three grandchildren, Owen, Hudson, and Piper…the joy of their lives!

    Associate Pastor

    • Russ McAllister is the Associate Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church. 
    • Russ oversees all Deacon family ministries, Adult Growth Groups, College 2 Career, Outreach Events, Special Events, Couples & Family Counseling, and many other onetime events. 
    • His entire full time ministry has been at Lighthouse Baptist Church since 1995. 
    • Russ graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1995 with a 4 year Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Ministry and Bible. 
    • He loves hanging out with his wife, bike riding, watching sports, camping, fishing, and is proud of his kids desire to serve the Lord. 
    • Russ was born and raised right here in Saint Louis. That means Imo’s pizza is the best and nothing on Earth beats the Saint Louis Cardinals. 
    • His favorite Bible passage is the secret to life. It is Matthew 7:24-27.

    Children's Pastor

    • Keith joined the staff in May 2013. 
    • He has been involved in the ministries of Lighthouse for 6 years. 
    • Keith graduated from Pattonville High School and from Baptist Bible College with a BS in Youth Ministry in 2012. 
    • He enjoys outdoor activities, but also loves to be a couch potato. His favorite things to watch on TV are motor sports and wrestling (don't tell him it's fake). His favorite restaurant is Ruiz. 
    • Keith's favorite Bible passage is Matthew 19:13-15.

    Counseling and Office Support

    • Shannon joined the team at Lighthouse in December 2002
    • She has over 30 years of ministry experience in women's and children's ministry. 
    • She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1986
    • Shannon enjoys reading, sewing, and DIY projects. Her favorite soda is Dr. Pepper. 
    • Shannon's favorite Bible verse is Zechariah 4:6b.