The Lighthouse Foundation of Corinth

The story of the emergence of the Lighthouse Foundation bears dramatic witness to the power of prayer. The Lighthouse is a direct result of men representing different denominations, races, cultures, and neighborhoods praying persistently and fervently for this community and patiently waiting for God’s direction to be revealed. Martin Luther King had a dream that “one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will have transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.” The Lighthouse Foundation believes that there is no greater mission than to dedicate ourself to the fulfillment of this dream. Only by coming together across racial and denominational boundaries, as brothers and sisters in Christ, can we hope to solve the deepest and darkest problems of our society. The people of Mississippi and the Lighthouse Foundation are creating Christ-like models for the world to follow.

What We Believe

The vision of The Lighthouse Foundation is to reach our community through the power of the cross.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Since 1994, the Lighthouse’s programs of service and reconciliation have been undergirded by the Friday Morning Prayer Group. This group of men meets every Friday morning at 7am to seek the Lord’s will, wisdom and provision for our community. Christian friendship, trust, support, and common compelling passion to do God’s Will are nurtured here while the men pray for ministers, teachers, coaches, and professionals who are placed on the front line of the battle for the souls of our young people.

Lighthouse By the Numbers

1995 The Year Lighthouse Began 95
1500+ Kids Served at Christmas Store Last Year 99
50+ Churches We Partner With 50
1800+ Kids Have Attended KAA Kamp last 22 years 100

Meet Our Team

Gary Caveness
Gary CavenessExecutive Director
Gary Caveness has served as the Executive Director of The Lighthouse Foundation since 1995. Gary gives oversight to all of our programs and works closely with the Lighthouse team, our board of directors and the kids we serve. He has a passion for helping kids who come from tough backgrounds and loves coaching basketball and other sports. Gary is married to Lisa and together they have three children.
Lenay Williams
Lenay WilliamsWomen's Program Coordinator
Lenay Williams currently serves as the Women’s Director at the Lighthouse Foundation. She is the the wife of Perry Williams, Jr and together they have 4 children. When she is not at the gym training with her husband or teaching young ladies self-defense, she is mentoring the youth in her community and sharing with young ladies the importance of living a life of purpose.
Lisa Caveness
Lisa CavenessAdministrative Assistant
Lisa Caveness joined the Lighthouse Staff as Administrative Assistant in 2000. Lisa is married to our Director, Gary and they have 3 adult children and one precious grandson. Lisa also tutors 6th grade students at the Lighthouse during the After-School Program.
Leslie Fisher
Leslie FisherBookkeeper
Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated from Mississippi State University in 2011 where she earned her Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Professional Accountancy. After graduation, she went on to work at Deloitte & Touche in Memphis in their Audit department and then as a financial advisor for Delta Regional Medical Center. She moved back to Corinth in 2015 with her husband, Peter Fisher, and began her newest full-time job as stay-at-home mom to her two children. When the kids went to school, Leslie joined the Lighthouse staff in 2019 as a bookkeeper.

In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, reading anything she can get her hands on, and drinking lots of good coffee. She loves Jesus the most and is very active in her church home at First Presbyterian Church of Corinth.