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Meet our STAFF


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Gabe Lusa II joined the staff of Lighthouse in May of 2013. He has been involved in ministries of Lighthouse for 13 years, and while away to earn his degree, served as Junior High Pastor at Cherry Street Baptist Church in Springfield, MO.
  • Gabe grew up in St. Louis, graduating from Pattonville High School in 2000 and just graduated from Baptist Bible College with his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies.
  • Gabe likes to do anything outdoors, including fishing, camping, hiking, and hunting. One of his favorite things to do is watch the St. Louis Blues team play hockey. His favorite restaurant is El Maguey.
  • His favorite Bible passage is Romans 12:1-2.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patrick and Courtney Shawhan have been employed at Lighthouse since 2010.
  • They are partnering with Lighthouse to plant a church in the St. Louis Metro Area. This endeavor, called The Gateway Project, will kickoff weekly services in the Richmond Heights area in the Spring of 2014.
  • Patrick and Courtney both have formal education and ministry experience. Patrick has a B.S. in Philosophy from Missouri State University and a Masters degree in Church Ministries from Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology. Courtney has a B.S. from Southwest Baptist University in Church Administration.
  • They enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their daughter, Hadassah Joy.
  • Patrick's favorite Bible passage is Hebrews 12:1-2. Courtney's favorite Bible passage is Psalm 34.

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