A humble beginning for Everlasting Gospel Lighthouse took place in October 1974 when founding Pastors John and Gerry Harrell bought what used to be an old gas station merged together with two military barracks to form the old Oakdale Christian Church. Their dream was a place of worship, free from denominational barriers, for those who sought more than just a program or religious routine.
One of the biggest highlights of our early church days was the church choir. Much of the time there were more people in the choir than in the congregation. That's because a first visit to the church was often greeted with an immediate invitation by the pastor to join the choir—NO AUDITION NECESSARY! Music became an essential element of EGL worship from the beginning and continues to be at the forefront today. Our outstanding worship team leads the congregation into the presence of God every time we gather together.
EGL has a faithful team of Bible teachers and group leaders who seek to contribute to the spiritual growth and maturity of its congregation while remaining relevant to the present times that we live in. Our mission is to SERVE our community with the love of Christ and to welcome those who are seeking God into a fellowship of believers who will grow together spiritually.