About Church Planting Pastor: Scott McDowellMcDowell Family Pix smaller
Scott and Lynea have lived in Victoria for going on 1o years. Having all three of their children (Dylan 9, Nathan 7, and Samara 5) in this city they have truly enjoyed making Victoria their home. Scott began praying about God’s calling to plant Lighthouse church back in 2008-09. And over the years through seminary and the last years of ministry with their sending church (Providence Community) God continued to confirm this call to begin.  From 2011-2012, The McDowell’s began praying and developing relationships with others that God gathered to begin this new gospel believing community in Rock Bay. On September 30th 2012 Lighthouse Church officially launched weekly gatherings along with various community groups in the city. They remain excited to see how Jesus is faithful in building his church!

Scott McDowell – Lighthouse Church | Pastor

BA – Community Development Daystar University, MA-Theological Studies – Covenant Theological Seminary, Scott is Ordained in the PCA denomination which holds to a Evangelical and Reformed theology and practice which holds to the system of doctrine taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

About Pastor Jeff Candellcandell family pic

Jeff and Robyn have lived in Victoria for 9 years. Their children (Emily, Christopher, Kathryn, and Dennis still live at home and go to school in Victoria). Jeff began praying about God’s call to assist planting Providence church back in 2004, and he and his family moved to Victoria in 2006. After serving as Interim Pastor at Providence and helping to establish that church, Jeff has come across to serve with Scott in planting Lighthouse. Robyn works as a nurse in Victoria, and enjoys being part of the music/worship team at Lighthouse.

BA – English University of California, Santa Barbara, M.Div. – Reformed Theological Seminary, Jeff is Ordained in the PCA denomination which holds to a Evangelical and Reformed theology and practice which holds to the system of doctrine taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith.