On January 3, 2016, the Russell's became the Lighthouse lead Pastor.  Pastor Mark & Shelly came from Evansville, Indiana, where they had served in various ministries since 1996, making this their 21st consecutive year in ministry.   Since March of 2002, Rev. Russell ministered with Good Shepherd Assembly of God where he served as Worship Pastor, Pastor to the Senior’s, and also as an Associate Pastor.   Pastor Mark & Shelly celebrated 25 years of marriage in 2015 and have three children, Jessica, Bekah, and Marcus along with two Son-n-laws, Rev. Jordan Lutz and Rev. Daniel Tidmore.  Pastor Russell envisions bridging the past to future through various community outreach endeavors touching all of Massac county and Metropolis, Illinois.   

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