OUR HISTORY

January 2009

We started in early 2009 as a home – church. Pastor Robert Baxter / Assemblee Chretienne du Bon Berger Paris and Pastor Kyle Holland / Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Dublin, both representing Horizon International, prayed with Frank and Hadassa for the start of a new church plant in Antwerp. A group of people coming together every week – sharing lives, praying together and reading the bible. A dream come true!

 

 

June 2009

All nations together in Antwerp (ANTIA), joined our small group and Reijo Nevalainen becomes part of the team. We started monthly evangelistic evenings and called them ‘Lighthouse Cafe’. The name Lighthouse Fellowship Antwerpen was later established.

 

 

 

August 2010

Before we know it, we had outgrown Frank and Hadassa’s living room in Berchem! We switched venues to a small studio behind a garage at Frank and Hadassa’s new place in Hoboken.

 

 

 

 

April 2012

The Fellowship had grown up to around 35 people. So it’s time to move again – this time to Paul and Britney’s living room in Antwerp.

 

 

 

 

November 2012

Lighthouse Fellowship has grown to 60 members. It’s official, we did it! We rented our first church location at Kronenburgstraat 94 at the heart of Antwerp.

July 2014

Yes! Frank and Hadassa were officially confirmed and ordained as Senior Leaders by Pastor Robert Baxter of Assemblee Chretienne du Bon Berger Paris.

June 2016

We had been praying for months for a new church building! And in June 2016, we moved to Leeuwlantstraat 92 in Deurne. The Fellowship has been podcasted and grown up to 100 members.

January 2019

 We have outgrown this building here in Deurne, we are now praying for a new venue! We have reached 130 members and increased in diversity seeing the baptism of 9 Iranian refugees in the past year!

September 2019

 We officially move into the Jef Huygh Theater. Going portable is the new challenge!

This is not the end of the Story

There are greater things to come…