HISTORY OF LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRY
In 1980 Willoughby First Presbyterian Church (presently, Willo-Lake Church) donated a 1962 GMC school bus, which became a Church-On-Wheels. With a will to do more, we started a storehouse food distribution program in 1982. We bought another GMC bus and kept on growing. Then in 1995 we incorporated into a 501(c) 3 as Lighthouse, Inc. We purchased a purpose-built bus to use in our community ministry which became know as HeavenTrain. In 2009, we started mentorship programs and youth programs like basketball and tutoring. Since then Lighthouse has been on a mission to help the youth of Cleveland, one neighborhood at a time.
Our Vision is a holistically restored community with indigenous leadership fully engaged in the process of transformation.
Our mission is to equip and empower the children and youth in Central Cleveland with resources and opportunities to reach their potential.
To see Central as a neighborhood where we all want to raise our family.
We believe teaching a child how to fish rather than continually providing him with fish will equip him with the knowledge and skills that will continue to sustain him and improve his future.
Harold Tyreman has over 40 years of business experience in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. He has held a number of senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and business management. Harold retired from GOJO Industries, Inc in 2014 as the Vice President of their Automotive & Industrial channels and markets.
Harold joined the Lighthouse Board of Directors in 2011, became the Board Chair in 2016 and took over as the Executive Director of Lighthouse in January of 2017. He is also on the board of a pastoral leadership non-profit (PLI) which is involved in training and investing in missional leaders across the USA and in over 9 countries worldwide.
Harold and his wife Judy, also lead short term construction mission teams to the Dominican Republic which they have done for the past 12 years.
Associate Pastor & HeavenTrain Coordinator
Judy Bean has more than 10 years ministry related experiences, both as a volunteer and in staff positions. These God given experiences have taught her the importance of solid relationships built on integrity and loving-kindness (a sincere hug goes a long way).
Judy graduated from Nazarene Bible College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Art’s in Ministry.