Meet Cosette Conaway. Cosette is a licensed and ordained minister with The Foursquare Church, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. (See Foursquare.org). Although born in Southern California, Cosette has lived in Lynchburg most of her life, attending Lynchburg public schools, and graduating from E.C. Glass High School. Beal and Phyllis Conaway, her parents, began the ministry that is now The Lighthouse Church.
Pastor Cosette is undoubtedly a teacher first of all, having a great love and respect for the Bible. She also places great emphasis on salvation through Jesus Christ, water baptism, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which includes speaking in tongues and other prophetic gifts, to be received and used by every believer.
Cosette is married to Michael Smith, a local businessman, who is an active member of the church. Cosette's daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Chuck, and grandson Evers, are also a vital part of the congregation.
The Lighthouse has served the community in many ways since its founding: preaching the gospel, feeding and clothing those in need, prison outreach, summer camping for youth and children, youth groups, children's revivals, women's retreats, hosting city-wide meetings and revivals, participating in the annual Day in the Park with a "Pray in the Park" booth, United Way's Day of Caring, and many other programs and events.
Yet our eyes are on the future, believing the best days are ahead as we follow the Lord.
One of our foundational scriptures is found in 3 John 2, "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." In other words, we are motivated to discover ways to help one another reach our best in Jesus Christ.