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City You Live In: (Add closest Major City in Parentheses)
Indian Trail (Charlotte)
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Senior Pastor
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Faith and Favor Ministries, Inc.
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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Christian Bible College and Seminary, Blue Springs, Missouri
About Me: (Ministry Info, Hobbies, Fav. Music etc.)
Co-Founder, Faith and Favor Ministries, Inc.
Co-Founder, Lightsey Ministries, Inc.
Co-Founder, We Be Buds Marriage Educators
Favorite Preachers:
Dr. Bill Winston, Dr. I.V. Hilliard. Dr. Jesse Duplantis, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor Sharen K. Lightsey, Joyce Meyer,

Dr. R. J. Lightsey was born in Albany, GA and grew up in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, PA. During his teenage years, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior under the pastorate of Bishop Melvin E. Clark at the Church in the Round in Aliquippa, PA. After graduating from college in 1975 and working in the Pittsburgh area for six years, his employer, Equitable Life Assurance, transferred him to its Philadelphia office. He resided across the state line in the city of Willingboro, NJ. From 1985 to 1991 he served as trustee, trustee chairman, men’s fellowship director, Sunday school teacher, and associate minister at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Burlington, New Jersey under the leadership of Rev. Eric F. Ricks.

In August of 1991 God led Dr. Lightsey and his wife, Pastor Sharen, to begin a ministry work in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he became Vice President and General Manager of 1270 AM KPBA, a radio station that offered all gospel programming. Dr. Lightsey left KPBA in 1993. Returning to secular employment, he concurrently served as associate minister at Abundant Life Church of God in Christ under the pastorate of the late Dr. A. L. Hunt and he served as assistant pastor at United Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Michael Williams. In 1993 he became the interim pastor at Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and was installed as pastor in 1994. He remained there until 1997. It was then that God commissioned him to found Jubilee Christian Center where he served as pastor for fourteen years. In 2011, he relocated to Monroe, NC where he and his wife, Rev. Sharen K. Lightsey started Faith and Favor Ministries. They are also marriage educators (webebuds.org). 

In addition to his thirty-six years in ministry, Dr. Lightsey has also spent 37years in the business marketing and consulting field, in the profit and non-profit sectors. He has done management, marketing, training, special projects, and consulting work for LTV Steel Corporation, Equitable Life Assurance, Volkswagen, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Computer Science Corporation, Family Time Ministries, and United Way among others.  From 2001 through February of 2008, he served as Director of Community Outreach and then as Director of Constituent Services for U. S. Congressman Mike Ross, Fourth Congressional District, Arkansas.

Dr. Lightsey graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He received a diploma in Supervisory Management from LaSalle Extension University in Chicago, Illinois and is also a graduate of the South Jersey Professional School of Business in Marlton, NJ. He earned a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Christian Bible College and Seminary in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Dr. Lightsey is the author of “Living in Praise,” published by Vantage Press. In 1989 he received the Outstanding Young Man in America Award for outstanding professional achievement, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to the community. He is a retired Chaplain for Tyson Foods in Monroe, NC He is a Lifetime member of the  NAACP. He has written grants and has appeared before numerous civic and professional organizations.

Dr. Lightsey and his wife, Rev. Sharen K. Lightsey are the authors of Blessings Through the Word and they  also own an accounting firm, Numbers 2 Numbers, Inc. They have two adult sons, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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A Lesson About Humility

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 9:18am 1 Comment


Micah 6:6-8; Romans 12:3

By Dr. R. J. Lightsey II

The Random House College Dictionary defines “humility” as the qualities or conditions of being humble; a modest sense of one’s own importance; lowliness, meekness.

There are many times when the children of God don’t act with humility. Too often, we draw attention to ourselves (and that‘s usually when we are not acting to the best of our God-given ability), and we strive to be the… Continue

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At 2:15pm on November 16, 2010, Peace Baptist Church said…

At 6:18pm on October 9, 2010, Senior Apostle Cauline [ETAMA] said…
Just dropping by to let you know how much I appreciate your connecting with me. Hope to co-labor with you as and when Adonai permits!

Shaliach Cauline
Chief Apostle, End Time Army Worldwide Ministries, Inc
At 8:57am on July 28, 2010, Linda Stricklen said…
Grace and Peace be unto you....Greeting
The Scent of Pure Oil Outreach is in Revival ...please come and join us

2221 South Olive (ste G)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
At 11:27am on July 21, 2010, Linda Stricklen said…
At 8:01pm on October 10, 2009, Dr. Jean Howard-Hill said…
Subject: A Need For Men and Women of God in Politics!

Dear Preachers and Those in Ministry:

I need some bold preachers to go with me into the lion’s den!

I am a veteran African American Republican who in 1979, God sent into the Republican Party to bring about change and to bring down the walls of prejudice and call the party back to the place of its original birth as the Party of Lincoln.

This has not been an easy battle. I have shared those experiences in the book I wrote, Black Eyes Shut – White Lips Sealed (victorysongcollectionspublications.com). Yet I have stood against all odds, and now it is time to take it to the next level.

What I have seen is that the racism, mean spiritedness and the foolishness that is within the Republican Party is mostly at the top. Those who rise to the top, in most cases are the perpetrators. But when you go to the grass roots level, this almost is not there or it is in lesser degrees. Many at the grass roots level are those who believe what we believe, work with us and even share sweet fellowship. However, when you begin to get involved at the party level, this is where the demons of racism rear their heads and stand as gatekeepers.

Having taught American Government, State and Local Government and International Politics and Culture of Non-Western Countries as a political science professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I understand government at all levels – even globally. I know what it will take to break the hold and to get pass the political gatekeepers. Sit-in and protests will do absolutely nothing! Even prayer alone will not suffice. But with the power of prayer, as well as the wisdom of God, we have to move into both parties and carve out a place for ourselves as Americans, if we want to share in America’s political power base. Yes, this means moving even into the Republican Party.

As the national chair for the Black Republican Women Organization, I began back in 1987 recruiting African American women into the GOP, who were not willing to be tokens, but who could retain their blackness.

Presently, I head the National Republican African American Caucus. It is a unique republican organization because it allows African Americans to be a part of a collective body that can and will bring about change. Our goal is 1.5 million by 2012, and 500,000 in 2010. You may ask why so many? It is because political strength is in numbers! In politics, believe it or not, it has very little to do with color. It has to do with numbers and the ability to write the check. If you can show you have a substantial number of people who can stand as a voting block, and have the ability to finance your own cause, then you become a significant player within the political landscape. This is the ONLY way that we gain and retain political power. This is how we as African Americans get to the table, have a voice and place ourselves in appointed and elected positions. This is how we stop some of the foolishness that is going on in politics.

As an African American Republican, I proudly voted for President Obama in the general election. But his ability to win was because he was able to get beyond the gatekeepers and become a political player within the Democratic Party. Now we have to do the same thing within the Republican Party!

Having said all of this, I need men and women of God who will join with me to fulfill this mandate, and will join the NRAAC and even begin local caucuses. I don’t want everyone! Because it is important to remain political players in both parties. We need to be in the Democratic and Republican parties. I just need a significant number of praying people, and those who are strong and can take a stand for what is right to come into the Republican fold, so that our voices are heard.

I ask you to go to the NRAAC website at www.nraacaucus.org and see what we are all about. Then pray about this and see if you are one of the ones who God is saying, “I call you to take a stand on the other side (the Republican Party), so that you can make a difference.”

Also see if perhaps God is calling you to serve in a leadership capacity. In November, we will be making new appointments of regional and state chairs, and advisory board and national board members. If you are interested, and decide to become a member, you may submit your name, bio/resume for consideration.

I look forward to those of you who are godly and truly believe in justice and compassionate, yet self-responsibility and responsible government, joining our ranks!

…And for those of you who already are Republicans, we welcome you to the family of African American Republicans.

Let’s ALL go forth, and make a positive difference regardless of which party we are in!

Feel free to e-mail me at jean.howard.hill@gmail.com or jean-howard-hill@utc.edu, and to pass this e-mail on. Tennessee also has a state caucus at www.tnraacaucus.org. The websites for other states should be up by the end of October 2010. We welcome members from all states!

Look forward to hearing from you and even seeing you at the April 9th – 10th NRAAC Conference. Our theme: Setting the Republican Agenda to Include People of Color.

In His Service,

Dr. Jean Howard-Hill, Nat’l Chair
At 10:03am on September 4, 2009, Linda Swanigan said…
LOL....I apologize for a misppelled word previously, I meant those who travel the farthest....Thanks!.......I got tickled later when I thought about it and said...oops! Be blessed.
At 4:14pm on September 3, 2009, Linda Swanigan said…
Praise God, and I pray you will be able to come, the location is
Lilly of the Valley Church 1123 Thayer St. Little Rock, AR. 72204, please forward your address and I will send info in mail to you. It would be such a blessing to see you, A special gift is given to the person who travel the furtherist. Smile
At 9:41am on August 27, 2009, Linda Swanigan said…
Hello Dr. Lightsey and Lady Lightsey,

I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to our 2nd Annual Women In Ministry Holy Convocation beginning September 25 & 26 at 7pm and Finale Day September 27 @3pm. It would be a pleasure to meet you and fellowship with you, I look forward to networking with you and your ministries. If we can be of any service feel free to contact us.

Apostle Linda
At 7:52am on August 24, 2009, Pastor Yolanda Presley said…
Thank you and may God continue His work in your life. It's all about the Kingdom!
At 4:53am on August 7, 2009, Apostle Abel Aureli said…
Dear Dr. Lightsey,

Would you please pray for us and for our finances?

I know that this financial crisis is affecting the whole world, but for a missionary family overseas support is vital, not only for the ministry, to reach new communities with the saving message of the Gospel, but for our survival as well.

Unfortunately, since this crisis, a few supporting individuals lost their job and a couple of supporting churches closed down, so we got to the point that right now we are losing around $ 600.00 of monthly support and we don't even have a single penny on our account. We also have a debt of $2.500.00 on our credit card! We have never been this bad in finances for the past 24 years, since we began our ministry in Italy. So, please pray for us and for our finances. We don't want to give up and surrender to the attack of the enemy!

If you like to see something about our ministry, you can watch our Photo Show at: http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=sNAsWI15S-s, or you can visit our site at: www.operitaly.org, and also you can join our Five-Fold Ministries Group at: http://five-fold-ministeries.ning.com/profile/ApostleAbelAureli.

The enemy knows that in order to carry on our ministry we need to raise support from overseas because contrary to the general belif, in Italy there are only 0.5% of born Again believers, and many Catholics consider us a "cult", like the J.W., the Mormons or the Moonies!

Again, I do understand the bat times are in the USA as well, but the Cananian woman responding to Jesus, said: "even the dogs, feed themselves from the crumbs which fall from the table of their owners"! So, we are not asking for what belongs to your church, to your missionaries or to your family, but for the crumbs! We are doing what Jesus Himself told us to do, and that's to "ask, to seek and to knock", then it's up to you to respond as the Lord leads you. So, thank you for your prayers and for any help you will be able to provide.

You can send your Tax-deductible donations through PayPal at info@operitaly.org, or you can make your check payable to: "International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF)" and mail it to: P.O. Box 32366 - Minneapolis, MN 55432-0366. Please add a note in the envelope, which says that it's for Operation Italy!

Thank you and God bless you a "million times over", for your love and for your care.

In His Service,
Apostle Abel Aureli

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