Cost Per Day to
The Lighthouse Outreach Center, a Christian-based homeless shelter in Bartlesville, OK, has served thousands of people since its founding in 1992. With a maximum capacity of 65 people, the Lighthouse is the only 24-hour homeless shelter within a 50-mile radius.
We provide food, shelter, and clothing within a family atmosphere of love and peace, based on the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our goal is to provide the resources and training to help residents become self-sufficient citizens of the community.
The staff at the Lighthouse never gave up on me. I asked God to forgive me and for help in restoring my life. The anger left me. I still don’t have answers to all the questions, but I know a loving God.
Errol Hada was born in Alva, OK. He graduated from Miltonvale Wesleyan College in Miltonvale, KS which is one of the colleges that merged to form Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He received his Bachelors in Elementary Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, and a Master's in Education Administration from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah. He had a career of 40 years in education, having taught in public and Christian schools in Cherokee, OK; Bartlesville, OK; Tyro, KS; Tulsa, OK; Austin, TX; and Pawhuska, OK. He is now retired from teaching and serves full time as director of the Lighthouse. He and his wife Sharon have three daughters and 13 grandchildren.
Errol has served on more than 35 short-term mission trips with Campus Crusade, Global Partners, and the missions department of the Wesleyan Church. He and his wife are active in prison ministry with Kairos and Genesis One. Mr. Hada first became involved in working with the homeless in Austin, TX through the South Austin Church of the Nazarene. He moved to Bartlesville in 1991 right before the Lighthouse was established. His church began to provide a meal once a month under his leadership, and he preached the message to the residents. He has served on the Board for several years prior to becoming the director in the fall of 2013.
Bob Brchan, Chair
Brian Fuller, Vice Chair
Denise Downing, Secretary
Don Stivers, Treasurer
Joe Clark, Assistant Director
Linda Radaker, Dir. of Development
Tony Roberts, Men's Case Manager
E. J., Women's Case Manager
Dan Denison, Accounts Manager