Our goal is to glorify God by encouraging pastors and to inspire renewed passion to serve Christ within the church. We seek to evangelize the lost and increase awareness of the ministry of the Lighthouse Children’s Homes.

Jo and Ted met at his father’s church in Camden, Arkansas during their high school years.  They were married in 1976 and have two married children and five grandchildren.  Jo came to know Christ as a nine year old in Hot Springs Arkansas; Ted was saved at the age of ten in Mobile, Alabama.  Ted attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield Missouri while Jo went to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Before coming to the Lighthouse Children’s Homes in 2003, they had started and helped establish Fellowship Baptist Church in Bearden, Arkansas.  They left Bearden after twenty three years and went full time with the Lighthouse Children’s Homes.  The couple had been for many years associated with the homes, founded by Larry and Paula Neff, college classmates of Ted.  Currently they reside in Powell, Tennessee and travel representing the homes as they minister to families across America.  In addition to traveling they assist the Neff’s with special projects and operations of the five homes.

About Ted & Jo

“...to open their eyes , that they may turn from darkness to light…”   acts 26:18