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Welcome To Lighthouse.

Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven

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Who We Are.

LIGHTHOUSE is a place of Worship and Praise: 

  • Worship is vibrant, a transforming experience and Christ-centered.   


LIGHTHOUSE is a place of service  (Matthew 28:19-20) : 

  • a place of discipleship 

  • a place to grow 

  • and we believe that every member is an active minister in the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12).   


LIGHTHOUSE is a place to belong 

  • it is a family-friendly place 

  • active connections are created 

  • no perfect people allowed 

  • and it is our goal to see people through Christ’s eyes. 

Lusajo Kasyupa Sr. was born December 26, 1987 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is the last child of three children, one brother and one sister, from his mother. He accepted Christ in his life in 2008. Pastor Wright has been a Seventh-Day Adventist since 2003, but it was in 2008 at the memorial of his late friend Kris Reece, that the Lord used Pastor Joseph Ikner II to speak convicting words to his heart. Since then, Byron has co Full Bio Coming Soon.


He has also served as a Ministry Associate and Youth Pastor at the Harbor of Hope SDA Church in Benton Harbor, MI. For three years Pastor Wright served as the Youth leader of the Greater Youth Movement based in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He volunteered as the spiritual leader for four mission trips during this time. This included Evansville, Indiana during Fall break 2018, Chicago, Illinois during Thanksgiving break 2018, Pompano Beach, Florida during Christmas break 2018, and Columbia, Missouri in August of 2019.

Currently he serves as the Senior Pastor of two churches: The Grand Avenue Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Charleston, Missouri and the Lighthouse Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Saint Louis, Missouri. He also currently serves as the Secretary/Clerk on the Saint Louis Adventist Ministerial Alliance (SLAM) and is a member of the Charleston Ministerial Alliance where they seek to teach people about Jesus and love others through service to the community.


 Educationally, He attended Harris-Stowe State University in Saint Louis, MO, where he graduated with a Bachelors in Mathematics. After working over two years in the educational system; He received the call from the Lord to enroll at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He graduated with his Masters of Divinity Degree in May of 2020.



Pastor Wright believes that ministry, and evangelism, is transformational service. They involve sharing “Christ and Him crucified” in creative, practical, and relevant ways. He seeks to connect, engage, love, preach, and teach in order to lead others into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Byron’s favorite scripture is Romans 8:38 because the Lord assures us that nothing in this world can separate us from His love. It is with great pleasure that Byron allows the Lord to spread the gospel and bring life to a dying world through him. It’s his personal story that makes Pastor Wright who he is. God completely turned his life around and he stands today as a living witness of the transforming power of the Gospel.


Please come and hear his testimony. . . enjoy out contemporary praise and worship music. . . and be “loved on” by the saints. LWC is tailored for you!

His favorite Bible text is Romans 8:38-39, “ Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God!” 

Our Elders of Lighthouse - Connect with Our Team

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Elder Lusajo Kasyupa


Elder Linda

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Elder Karyle Barnes

Elders of the Church:


Elder Linda Daniels


Elder Lusajo Kasyupa Sr.


Elder Robert Salter


Elder Karyle Barnes Sr.



Ministry Leaders:



Dr. Robert Salter


Building & Site Leader

Karyle Barnes Sr.


Children’s Ministry

Shay Kasyupa



Nicole Trice

Community Garden

June Davis



Nicole Trice



Damon Starks



Finance Chair

Pastor Byron Wright


Family Life

Lusajo &Shay Kasyupa



Dr. Herman L. Reid


Home & School

Deborah Butler

Men’s Ministry

Dr. Robert Salter



Ruby Latoya-Harris

Sabbath School Superintendent

Lusajo Kasyupa Sr.



Diane Jenkins



Tisa Ward & Lydia White


Women's Ministry

Lavern Turner


Youth Ministries

Jessica Johnson

About Seventh-day Adventists

The mission of the Lighthouse Seventh-Day Adventist Church is to disciple and empower our members to be ministers who lead others into a meaningful and saving relationship with Jesus Christ. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.


Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will.

When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.

When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.


Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.

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