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Because of you, we have served thousands of people since our founding in 1991. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in the fall of 2022.
The Lighthouse is the only 24-hour homeless shelter within a 50-mile radius. We have the opportunity to provide help and hope through Jesus Christ to those experiencing homelessness in NE Oklahoma and SE Kansas.
God saved our lives through the Lighthouse. The staff and residents here became friends
that we loved and never left our sides.
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
Kim Starr, Interim Secretaru