We start as a house – church. Pastor Robert Baxter / Assemblee Chretienne du Bon Berger Paris and Pastor Kyle Holland / Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Dublin, both are representing Horizon International, pray with Frank and Hadassa for the beginning of a new church plant in Antwerp.
A small group of people simply comes together every week, to share lives, to pray together and to read the bible.
A strong desire to be real and authentic and the dream to create a fellowship where people would feel welcome and safe to be themselves was and is the heartbeat of of it all.
ANTIA – All nations together in Antwerp, joins our little group and Reijo Nevalainen becomes part of the team. We start monthly evangelistic evenings – we call them Lighthouse Cafe. The name Lighthouse Fellowship Antwerpen is established.
We are too big for Frank and Hadassa’s living room in Berchem and start to meet at a little studio behind a garage at Frank and Hadassa’s new place in Hoboken.
We have to move again, this time to Paul and Britney’s living room in Antwerp. The Fellowship grows up to 35 people.
We rent our first church location at Kronenburgstraat 94 in the heart of Antwerp.
Lighthouse Fellowship grows up to 60 members.
Frank and Hadassa are officially confirmed and ordained as Senior Leaders by Pastor Robert Baxter / Assemblee Chretienne du Bon Berger Paris.
We move to our new building at Leeuwlantstraat 92 2100 Deurne. The Fellowship grows up to 120 members.
To be continued …