Field Partners

Tim & Toni Ghrist


Tim Ghrist has his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Talbot Seminary. He was appointed the mission director and began serving with the Lighthouse in 1983. Having handed over the Director baton to his son, he now spends his days teaching in the Bible School, and mentoring pastors with the Lighthouse for Christ Fellowship of Churches. His wife, Toni, is a personal evangelist and enjoys assisting the chaplains in the clinic.

Josh & Maggie Ghrist & Family


Josh and Maggie Ghrist have served with Lighthouse for Christ in Mombasa, Kenya since November 2006. They have 3 boys, Matthew (17), Caleb (15), and Jordan (13). Josh, a business professional, works as the Mission Director, overseeing the eye hospital, Bible school, and fellowship of churches. Maggie helps in the mission office alongside Josh, coordinating volunteer teams and other projects.

Justin & Shannon Brown & Family


Justin and Shannon Brown have served among the Unreached of East Africa since January 2009. They have three girls: Hunter (14), Avery (12), and Braelyn (10). They joined Lighthouse in September 2017. Justin has his Masters of Business Administration and oversees the finances of the mission and clinic.  Shannon is a nurse and helps with quality control in the clinic when she isn’t homeschooling.