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 100
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.
Chris Williams
Chris WilliamsDirector of Music & Mentoring
After studying accounting at Robert Morris College and working at the Moody Bible Institute, Christopher Julian Williams answered HIS call to Urban Missions. Now with over 20 years of Urban Ministry, mentoring and discipling youth, Chris brings his passion and gifts to the Lighthouse Foundation by way of Chicago, Il. Chris also has served as a one of the directors at Kids Across America and has traveled the country leading worship for Men At The Cross Men’s Conferences. Chris is also married to the lovely Jimna Williams, a Haitian native, gifted song writer and worship leader.
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.
Margaret Dennie
Margaret DennieVolunteer Bookkeeper
Margaret Dennie retired from the Corinth School District after 38 years as Finance Director. She then joined the staff of the Lighthouse as Volunteer Bookkeeper in January 2002. Margaret gives selflessly to the Lighthouse, to her church and to her family.