LWC History

Lighthouse Worship Center was founded in 1971 under its original name, Gloucester Assembly of God. In 1975, a one-acre tract was purchased on Route 17, six miles north of the York River Bridge, and the church family worshipped in a double-wide trailer that was placed on the property.

In 1981 a new sanctuary was built by the men of the church and was dedicated to the Lord. In 1984 the gym and education building was erected, and in 1985 twenty-one additional acres were purchased.

In 1988 the church’s name was officially changed to Lighthouse Worship Center and in September of 1989 the new sanctuary was dedicated to the Glory of God. Pastor Ken & Holly Cramer became the senior pastors in 1998 after serving as the Children’s Pastors for seven years.

The real history of the church is its people and families. Lighthouse Worship Center is a church dedicated to worshiping God, loving people of all faiths and races, empowering families to meet their full potential in Christ and to equip leaders to minister and guide others in the faith. Everyone is welcome to worship with us and we pray we can be a lighthouse for you and your family!