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!
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.
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.