2005 - Light Shine Ministries is formed by Pastor Steve Coker and receives 501(c)3 status in 2006
2006-08 - LSM serves 48 different families, representing 101 men, women, and children
2008 - LSM forms Men of Light Conferences and to date has hosted six, spiritually uplifting men's conferences, ministering to over 2,500 men in the greater San Antonio, Texas area
2009-11 - LSM serves 143 different families, representing 282 men, women, and children
2012 - LSM begins The Front Porch, Sunday evening, church gathering and Weds. Wine In The Word, bi-monthly Bible Study, both in Bulverde, TX
2012-13 - LSM serves 46 different families, representing 105 men, women, and children
2014 - LSM welcome Lupita Ecoff as Director of Services and transitions The Front Porch to Tejas Cowboy Church in Bulverde, TX.
Over the past eight years - LSM has been blessed by over $390,000 in financial donations and has served over 235 different families, representing just under 500 men, women, and children, utilizing over 75 volunteers, and forming serving relationships with multiple churches, businesses, and organizations! Where could you fit in?
Building bridges across people, needs, and resources, in Jesus' name
LIGHT SHINE MINISTRIES
Government welfare programs were created for short term assistance but unfortunately have become a crutch for many, that actually enables people from moving beyond their state of dependency to an independent and productive life style. By performing a "whole life situation" needs analysis and developing goals, with an accountability program, we help our clients move beyond a life style of relying upon others toward self-sufficiency and encourage them to give back to the community through serving others.
who we serve We believe all persons are worthy of love and service and we provide help to all people regardless of age, race, color, creed, religious affiliation or sexual orientation.
Assistance with rent, utilities (limits apply), home repairs, minor medical, dental, legal, budgeting, spiritual counsel, and much more. We also refer to other organizations and businesses.
You can make a difference in the lives of people in your community by sharing financial gifts with this ministry, donating some time to be a friend, mentor or tutor, volunteering to work with your hands on a local project, making follow-up phone calls, writing notes, driving people to doctor's appointments, delivering food, and in many more ways. Serving your neighbors through Light Shine Ministries is a great way to engage your church, small group, or neighborhood! Contact us to find out more!
WE SERVE ALONG SIDE THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND MINISTRIES:
Provisions: A 25:35 Outreach, Bulverde, TX (www.bulverdefoodpantry.org)
The Hope Center, Spring Branch, TX (www.rchopeministries.com)
ABBA Counseling Services, Bulverde, TX (www.johnstrange.faithweb.com)
Friends of The Forgotten, Inc., San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc. (SAMMs), San Antonio, TX (www.samm.org)
Communities in Schools of South Central Texas, New Braunfels, TX (www.cis-sct.org)
Comal Independent School District, New Braunfels, TX (www.comalisd.org)
Acacia Medical Clinic - Bulverde/Spring Branch EMS, Spring Branch, TX (www.bsbem.org/medical-clinic)
WE ARE BLESSED TO BE SUPPORTED BY THESE SPONSORS! DO BUSINESS WITH THEM!
CBS Systems, Inc., Bulverde, TX - Water Softeners & Drinking Water Systems (www.cbsaqua.com)
The GVTC Foundation, Inc., New Braunfels, TX - "Just Plain Caring" (www.gvtc.com)
Tri-Built Services, Inc., Spring Branch, TX - Custom Homes (www.tribuilthomes.com)
Becker Properties, San Antonio, TX - Real Estate Services (www.becker-realtors.com)
Cragg's Do It Best, Spring Branch, TX - Lumber/Home Ctr. (www.graggs.doitbest.com)
Professional Janitorial Service, San Antonio, TX - Commercial Office Cleaning (www.pjs.com)
Specialized Fitness, Inc., San Antonio, TX - Fitness/Training (www.specializedfit.com)
service area We provide services to persons living in Northern Bexar County , Western Comal County, Eastern Kendall County, and Southern Blanco County, TX