We are a community of students striving to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and spread His glory on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. We invite you to spend time in fellowship and worship with other students here in Maryville, Missouri.
We meet on Monday nights at 6PM for a free Monday Dinner and again on Thursday nights at 7PM for Real Life, our weekly Worship service. We also have weekly bible studies to join and various group hang outs/activities. Our goal is to help connect you with a community of believers and help engage you in a personal walk with Jesus Christ.
Come Join the Family!
"He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me."
Jason and Karin Yarnell
Jason and Karin both came to Northwest in 1996. Jason was a junior transfer and Karin was a freshman. They met in the fall of 1996 at the Lighthouse, both having just recommitted their lives to Christ. They began dating spring of 1997 and got married the following January. They have three children- Meghan, Caleb, and Allison.
Jason was hired as the full-time campus pastor of the Lighthouse in the fall of 2001. Karin is also on staff, leading things like the Dinner Team and Women's Discipleship Team. They both have a passion to help college students follow Jesus and become lifelong disciple makers of Jesus Christ.
Caleb Yarnell was on staff with the Lighthouse from 2020-2022 and has recently re-joined the team! Caleb's main roll is freshman outreach. However, he will also be taking over some of the teaching responsibilities for RealLife and leading the freshman Ignight Ministry Team. We are so excited to have him back on staff!
Renee came to Northwest in the Fall of 2019. After completing her undergraduate degree in English Education with a minor in Spanish and marrying Carter, Renee returned to Maryville in the Summer of 2023.
Renee joined the Lighthouse staff in July of 2023 eager to take on the Communications Team and handle the details-side of the ministry!