Meet the Lighthouse Leadership!
Coach Paul - Campus Pastor
Coach Paul Bartels is an ordained pastor with the AGIF (Assembly of God International Fellowship). In 2009, God called him from the sideline of a minor league football field (hence, the nickname, "Coach") to the ministry as a bi-vocational pastor. It was at that time that he developed a deep passion to reach youth with the love and power of Jesus. He worked as an inner-city children and youth pastor in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for five years. In July of 2016, after moving his family to Nixa, Missouri, Coach answered the call from God and planted Beacon Ministries. He is also an architectural designer.
Coach is a faithful husband to his wife, Corbyn, and a dedicated father to his four children, all of whom are involved in making Beacon Ministries a success.
Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11