The Staff of Lighthouse

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

  • DR. KEITH GILLMING

    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Keith has been the Senior Pastor of LBC since 1982, when it was known as Dorsett Road Baptist Church. In 1998, he completed his Doctorate of Ministries at Covenant Theological Seminary, but he considers his greatest honor coming from the City of Bridgeton when he received the Volunteer of the year award for 2018. In his free time, Pastor Keith enjoys golfing and fishing. A Bible passage that is meaningful to him is Titus 1:2-3.
  • PASTOR RUSS MCALLISTER

    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Russ has been the serving as full-time staff at LBC since 1995. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1995 with a 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. A Bible passage that is meaningful to him is Matthew 7:24-27. 
  • KEITH MCALLISTER

    Youth & College Director

    Pastor Keith McAllister has been over Youth, College and Outreach ministries since 2018.  He attended Boston Baptist Bible College and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies.  In his free time he enjoys video games, camping and baseball.  A couple of Bible verses that is meaningful to him are Philippians 4:8 and 2 Timothy 2:2.   


  • KERI RIDDLE

    Worship Leader

    Keri has been leading worship for LBC since 2018.  She has been playing and singing with the praise band since 2012.  Keri loves music, leading with the band, and getting everyone ready for services.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, trying new restaurants, and going to thrift stores. A Bible verse that is meaningful to her is Philippians 4:6.
  • AMANDA BEST

    Children's Director

    Amanda has been on staff at LBC since 2018.  She received her Master’s in Church Ministry from Baptist Bible Theological Seminary in 2017.  Her greatest joy is spending time with family.  Amanda also enjoys singing, rock climbing, dark chocolate, playing games, and anything crafty.  A Bible verse that is meaningful to her is Romans 8:28.
  • Shelly Niemeyer

    Financial Secretary

    Shelly has been working for Lighthouse since 2021. She graduated in 1991 from UM-St. Louis with a BA in Psychology. In her free time, Shelly enjoys healthy cooking and baking, cycling, and playing with her grandkids. A Bible Verse that is meaningful to her is Psalms 119:105.