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Our Story

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Our Vision

We believe Light House Church can be summed up in three simple words.


Friends - We offer Sunday services where friends come to experience the real love of God.


Family - We want friends to become part of a family through LIFE Boats where real relationships with God and people are made.


Faith - Serving as a team is the secret spice to growing in faith. If you're looking to serve, let us know by using our live chat bubble in the bottom right corner!

Who we are

Light House Church is comprised of individuals from varying backgrounds who share one key common bond; we found hope in Jesus and are growing in faith together. We are a people committed above all to God, His Word, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we rely upon the Holy Spirit. We worship, serve, learn, grow, love, and laugh as we follow Christ together. We want as many people as possible to experience God’s love and the freedom found by faith in Jesus.

Where we come from

Light House Church launched with a God-given mission to serve the Chain of Lakes region with life-giving Gospel ministry. In 2004, fifteen people willingly embarked on the difficult journey of faith to start a new church. With no funding, meeting space, or equipment when they began, but through God’s miraculous provision, the first public service was held in the McHenry Downtown Movie Theatre on Memorial Day weekend, 2005. God has sustained LHC ever since.

Where we're headed

Light House Church is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus to make disciples by sharing the hope of the Gospel with the Chain of Lakes region, providing excellent, practical ministry to the whole family by equipping people to fulfill their destiny as they learn to serve others with their God-given gifts. We endeavor to be a church our community considers a vital source for faith, hope, and love. A church where people from all walks of life find hope in Jesus. Our vision is summed up in three words: Friends, Family, Faith.

What this means for you

Wherever you're at in your faith journey, we have a place for you. At LHC, Friends become Family and grow in Faith together. Welcome home.


If you're ready, plan your visit. Learn more about our beliefs as a church. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, use the live chat bubble in the bottom right corner!