Our annual One Church Ministries Conference USA is an important time for Living Light Christian Churches. It’s not just a wonderful time to celebrate the amazing covenant life we have in Christ, but it is also when we are instructed and commissioned for the next leg of our journey together as a family of churches.
As always, we come first to worship our Lord Jesus Christ with all of our hearts, to proclaim His goodness, and experience His wonderful presence. Year after year, we have been privileged to have God speak to us, direct us, and inspire us in both the prophetic and preached word.
John Lalgee is originally from the northwest of England. In 1984 at the age of 19, he submitted his life to Jesus Christ, and over the following nine years served in many areas of leadership in churches in the UK. In 1993, John moved to Kenosha, WI, USA to marry Kim Pingitore, and in 1994 was set-in as an elder of Living Light Christian Church by Bryn Jones.
November 2003 marked the transition for John to begin fully outworking his apostolic gift by planting a church in Taunton, England, and soon after, taking on the apostolic oversight of Covenant Life Church in Cadillac, MI. In 2007, John returned to the U.S. and planted Living Light Christian Church, Racine, WI. In 2012, the Lalgee family returned to the U.K. to plant Living Light Christian Church, Wellington. John is currently back in Kenosha, WI where he serves the family of churches in One Church Ministries, strategically spending his time with each congregation. John and Kim have four adult children: Claudia, Carmen, Jevan and Vivienne.
Scott Goodwill was born and raised in Cadillac, MI, where he started following the Lord at a young age. At 18, Scott immediately began pursuing biblical training as well as serving in local church leadership. He received training from Rhema Bible Training Center, Covenant College, Kuyper College and Reformed Theological Seminary.
Scott worked in leadership at Covenant Community Church in Memphis, TN, founded and served as an elder at Living Light Christian Church in Cadillac, MI, and served as a teacher in Ministries Without Borders. Currently, Scott resides in Kenosha, WI, and works with John Lalgee as part of One Church Ministries, serving the churches as a teacher and as the Director of the School of Leadership. He and his wife, Ronda, were married in 1993 and have three wonderful children: Aiden, Kate and Benjamin.
Gary was born in Cincinnati, OH, and spent most of his life in Cadillac, MI. In 1988, while earning a degree at Central Michigan University and coaching high school football, Gary was born again and joined Covenant Life Church (now Living Light Christian Church) in Lake City, MI. In 2001, Gary moved to Living Light Kenosha to participate in a one-year evangelism program. There, he met his wife, Amy, and they were married upon returning to Cadillac in 2002. Gary joined the staff of Living Light Christian Church, Cadillac in 2005 and was set in as an elder in 2007.
Gary and Amy have four children: Grace, Lily, Samuel, and Elliot.
We are excited to hold our 2019 conference at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana.
120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601
123 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
South Bend, Indiana, 46601
121 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard,
South Bend, Indiana 46601
111 N. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
For ages 0-2, classes will be provided and staffed by volunteers during all meetings (worship & teaching). Children entering preschool to 5th Grade are in the main session for the worship time and then go to their own classes for the teaching time.
If you are not staying at one of the hotels connected to the conference you can park at the Century Center for a discounted rate of $5/day.
You can also park in the Main & Colfax Garage in Downtown South Bend. Rates for Mon – Fri are: 2 hour free parking; $10/day; free after 5:00 p.m. Parking is free all day on weekends, excluding special events.
See all downtown parking options here.
See all the things to do in South Bend at visitsouthbend.com.
This is a great way to connect with new people, explore Downtown South Bend, and enjoy great food! If you want to join a Meet-up, just come to the designated area in the DoubleTree Atrium near the skywalk. Then, you can decide as a group which restaurant you wan to eat at, then go there!
Mishawaka, the Princess City, lies nestled along the meandering path of the St. Joseph River. Explore the beautiful downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods and find unique boutiques, excellent dining options, and beautiful riverfront parks and pathways.
Watch interactive light sculptures on both sides of the river. Best places to watch the River Lights is from Seitz Park, Colfax Bridge, Island Park, and Pier Park. River Lights turn on thirty minutes before sunset and stay on until sunrise.
There will be organized sports at Leeper Park on Saturday from 1-3:30pm. Sports could include Ultimate, Football, and Soccer. No need to sign up, just show up to play!
There are many area parks to explore for hiking, swimming, playgrounds, and more. See the full list here.
This community center has no shortage of fun ways to spend your day! Climb the rock wall, play in the gymnasium, float down the lazy river, or travel down the winding water slide. Day passes are available.
Check out the Chicago Cubs minor league team – South Bend Cubs – while you’re in town! Kids can climb on the playground, cool off on the splash pad, bounce and slide in the inflatable Fun Zone, or practice your home-run swing in the new state-of-the-art Performance Center.
Prepare to get wet! Enjoy white water rafting in downtown South Bend on the East Race Waterway in Niles Avenue. The course is 1,900 feet long and is for both beginners and advanced rafters. Required height for rafting is 54”. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the raft.
Single adults 18 and older must register themselves as an adult, even if they still live with their parents. If you would like to pay by cash or check, you can select that as a payment option through the event registration page, or contact the church office for assistance. Be sure to make checks payable to One Church Ministries.