The calling and awesome responsibility as Pastor of Church of Atlanta Lighthouse fell on Bishop Spires in 1972. The first service as pastor was on Decmber 31, 1972. Wth God's divine intervention, we have seen a congregation of 15 grow to our present membership
of over 1,000.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH- HISTORY
The calling and awesome responsibility as Pastor of Church of Atlanta Lighthouse fell upon the late Bishop Spires in 1972. The first service was held on December 31, 1972. With God’s divine intervention, we saw a congregation of 15 grow to over 1,000 members in a very short time. The church was originally located at 1401 Boulevard Drive, SW and remained there until the miraculous move to our current location in 1981.
In 1992, Pastor Spires was installed into the office of Bishop. As Bishop, he was led to establish Lighthouse International Ministries, Inc (L.I.M.). This worldwide outreach ministry included several ministers, ministries and churches that joined together with Church of Atlanta Lighthouse.
Bishop Spires was always mission minded, believing that we are to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. In 1993, the church sponsored a crusade to Africa where over 250,000 souls were led to the Lord. After that, Bishop returned to Africa twice and was able to feed over 5,000 each time with natural and spiritual food. He also traveled to many other foreign countries spreading the Good News.
In 2002, Bishop Spires installed First Lady Doris Spires as the Senior Pastor of Church of Atlanta Lighthouse. She served well in this role until 2008 when she became Senior Pastor. On August 3, 2008, Elder L. Timothy McKibbins, M. Christian Ed, was installed as Pastor. Pastor Tim is continuing with the vision of Church of Atlanta Lighthouse. He is leading our church into deeper depths and higher heights. He is a mighty man of God that has a burden and a heart for God’s people, this ministry, and the community.