About Us

Our Purpose

The Lighthouse Mission exists to feed the hungry and help the homeless by sharing God's love with people in need in practical ways. Our commitment is to feed the poor, but our goal is to empower people to overcome poverty and live purpose-filled lives.

Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full." (John 10:10)

Sister Elaine Bohrer

(1937 - 2007)

Our Ministry began when Sister Elaine, a shy widow, received a powerful vision from God to "Share the Gospel of Jesus and Feed the Poor"


"And the king will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.'"

-Jesus (Matthew 25:40)

Lighthouse Mission's staff missionaries are eager to partner with you to share the Good News of Jesus with struggling Long Islanders. Click on the "Contact Me" button for the staff member that you wish to contact.

Pastor Jim Ryan


Oversees the Mission's operations as a whole. Loves to Mountain Bike.

Howie Mann

Outreach Director

Oversees our 10 weekly Food Outreaches & volunteer groups.

Matthew Peterson

Grants Administrator

Fundraising, Newsletters & Website development.

Daniel Carro

Youth & Outreaches

Assists youth programs & food outreaches.

Andrea Ryan

Mission Kids Director

Coordinates Mission Kids volunteers & program events.

Pastor Mike Caiazzo

Youth Director

Works with local teens in need via The Refuge programs.

Pat Maltempo

Ministry Bookkeeper

Bookkeeping and accounting for Lighthouse Mission.

Cassandra Arnold

Office Assistant

Assists with daily office operations & front desk.

Pastor Craig Procida

Warehouse Director

Manages our warehouse, works with community service workers.

Chloe Willoughby

Office Administrator

Manages our Office, Front Desk & works with community service workers.

Garrett Robinson

Warehouse Assistant

Assists Pastor Craig with warehouse operations.

"So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless."

-1 Corinthians 15:58


Our Team

What We Believe

The Scriptures

We believe the original writings of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in all they teach. They are the complete revelation of God's will for the salvation of men and the final authority for all matters of Christian faith and life.

(2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)


The Trinity

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14)


The Person of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly human, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and is now our High Priest.

(John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 2:14-17; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28)


The Nature of Man

We believe that man was created in God's image, but fell into sin and is now lost and in need of reconciliation with God and regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation.

(Gen. 1:27; Gen. 3:17-19; Romans 3:9-18; Eph. 2:1-3)

The Salvation of Man

We believe that man's redemption was accomplished by the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross to atone for our sins. This is available as a free gift of God to all who repent and believe in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

(Lk. 24:45-49; John 3:13-21; John 1:9-13; Gal 3:26-29; 1 John 5:12)


The Holy Spirit

We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict men of sin, regenerate those who believe, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the Christian for godly living and service. The Holy Spirit works differently in the life of each Christian.

(John 16:7-15; Eph 1:13-14; Rom 8:14-17, 26-27; 1 Cor. 12:11-14)


The Church

We believe the Church to be composed of all who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The church exists to participate in the spread of the Gospel and to help believers grow as followers of Christ.

(Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8-9; Titus 2:11-14)

The Return of Christ

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Lk 12:35-40; Lk. 17:20-30; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Thess 4:13-18)


The Last Judgment

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness with the Lord, and of those who reject Christ to eternal punishment.

(Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20:10-15; Rev. 21:1-8)


Current Needs

Donations make up most of Lighthouse Mission's support. If you would like to help us meet a specific ministry need, please check out our list below. You can make a Donation online by clicking on the button at the top of your page, or can send a check via mail to:

Lighthouse Mission

1543 Montauk Highway

Bellport, NY 11713

To Make an Online Donation and Help Us Meet These Needs, Please Click Here



Monthly Financial Partners

Lighthouse Mission does not receive government funding. The majority of our support comes from people just like you! Help us to serve Long Island for the long term by signing up as a Monthly Donor.

    CLICK HERE to go to our Donate page.


The Mission is blessed with a wonderful staff, but we can't do everything by ourselves. We need dedicated volunteers who want to serve alongside us at our Outreaches and Youth Programs.

Click Here to learn more about current Volunteer Opportunities.

Prayer Partners

We believe that God responds to prayer. Please pray for us and our ministry needs, as we seek to share the Gospel of Jesus with the poor in broken communities.



$2,400 to Bring Teens to Christian Camp

We want to bring 30 "at-risk" teens on a FREE trip to Christian Bible Camp, so they can enjoy the outdoors in a safe, Christian environment.

$250 to Provide a Meal for Mission Kids

Help us offer a FREE hot lunch to children in need by sponsoring lunch for a Mission Kids program.

Fuel for Our Outreach Trucks

Lighthouse Mission's Food Outreaches bring food directly to communities in need. This is only possible if we have money to fill our trucks with the gas & diesel fuel to get there. Help us meet the cost!

CLICK HERE to visit our "Sponsor a Program" page


Cleaning Supplies

Paper Towels, 60-Gallon Commercial Plastic Garbage Bags, Window Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, Dish Soap, Disinfectant, etc. to help us clean out our office and program spaces.

Disposable Kitchen Items

Paper plates, paper cups, plastic utensils, disposable table cloths, napkins, and other such items to help with our youth programs.

Printer Paper

We go through a lot of printer paper to print things out here at the mission. Donations of printer paper will help us save on costs.

NLT Pew Bibles for Bible Study

Help us collect bibles for the Mission's daily Bible Studies, held at our North Bellport building each weekday at 10:00am.

Click Here to Purchase the Bibles We Use


Food Donations

Lighthouse Mission's food comes through donations from people like you. We accept non-perishable foods (canned goods, pastas, cereal, bottled water, etc.), meats (hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, turkeys, etc.), dairy products, and fresh fruits & vegetables.

We DO NOT accept donations of cooked food or leftovers, since we are not a soup kitchen.

Items Especially Needed:

Canned Chicken & Tuna, Canned Vegetables & Fruit, Canned Pastas & Soups, Shelf-Stable Milk, Mac & Cheese, Instant Rice & Potatoes, Crackers, Cereal, Oatmeal, Pasta & Sauce, Fresh Meat & Vegetables, Baby Formula, Diapers & Wipes, and Snacks for Teens.

CLICK HERE to download a flyer of foods we need.

Clothing Donations

Have a closet full of old clothes? We accept donations of new and gently-used clothes of any sort, size, and season. Please bring all clothing donations to our building in North Bellport. We are open weekdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm, and have a donation box in our parking lot for after-hours donations.

Hats, Coats, & Gloves

During the winter months, we like to give out hats, coats, and gloves to the people waiting on line to receive food. Many times people lack these basic items.

Personal Care Items

Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine care, baby products, adult diapers, and other items.

Baby Items

Diapers, formula, wipes, baby food, and other items are always needed to help local moms.

Bibles (English, Spanish, & Creole)

People at our outreaches often ask for a good bible. We need bibles in English, Spanish, and Creole to help share the Good News with our neighbors in need.

(Please donate modern translations such as NIV, NKJV, NLT, or ESV)


Do You Accept Furniture or Household Items?

No. Due to limited warehouse space, we cannot accept furniture or household items.

Do You Accept Gift Cards?

We accept smaller denomination gift cards for gasoline, food stores, and department stores to help families with emergency needs, need help to get to work, or have special dietary restrictions.

Can You Pick Up a Donation at My House?

No. We do not have enough staff members to pick up donations from your home. Please bring all donations to our building in North Bellport.

How Else Can I Donate to Lighthouse Mission?

Lighthouse Mission can always use financial partners to help meet our ministry expenses. All funding goes to support programs right here on Long Island, and you can choose to make a one-time gift, or become a monthly partners. Click the "Donate" Button at the top of your page, or CLICK HERE to donate.

Check out our food pantry AMAZON wishlist!

Looking for a neat way to support Lighthouse Mission? Why not consider buying a few items off our Food Pantry Wishlist on Amazon? Items like these are used every day at the Mission as we share Jesus with Long Islanders in need.

Lighthouse Mission

1543 Montauk Highway

Bellport, NY 11713

(631) 758-7584

Open Monday - Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday:: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Closed on Sunday

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"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." – Jesus (John 14:6)