Community Outreach

Embrace Grace

Mission: To inspire and equip the church to show God’s love to single and pregnant young women and their families. To support and encourage women to raise their children and/or place their child in a loving adoptive home. To offer counseling, healing and grace for those who come to us who have chosen the abortive path and are struggling with their choice. 

Vision: For every young woman with an unplanned pregnancy to have a place for support and love. We want the church to be the first place a mom runs, to,instead of the last because of shame and guilt.

Curriculum: We will offer a12-week program for single and pregnant moms, which focuses on identity, value, worth, freedom and healing. All of the moms attending will hear the gospel and will be discipled in the ways of Christ. Each semester ends with a church hosted baby shower, where church members get to express love to the young moms and be the hands and feet of Jesus to strangers! 

Embrace Grace Reach: 

We partner with Pregnancy Centers through our Love in a Box Initiative: an invitational gift given to single and pregnant young women who just received a positive pregnancy test during their appointment at the pregnancy center. The gift encourages life-based decisions, offers hope, and personally invites them to join Embrace Grace group at The Light. We also have an outreach opportunity for those in the church to host a Share the Love Party where unassembled Love Boxes are provided to assemble together and then distribute to the local pregnancy centers, high school counseling/nursing offices or any other organization that serves single and pregnant young women. 

We are Pro-Love at The Light!

For more information about this ministry, please contact Julie Lockett at [email protected]

Willis Parent Support Center - Teresa Herod, Parent and Homeless Liaison

Mission Focus:

  • Provides support groups & workshops for parents/grandparents. Offers free clothing and food to families in our community. On the 3rd Sunday of every month we have our “Community Care Sunday” where we collect new and used clothing and non-perishable food items to be distributed through the Willis Parent Support Center and Clothes Closet.
  • Provide Annual Summer VBS where Light members serve breakfast, provide crafts and share the message of Christ with children in our community, many of which are on school lunch programs during the school year, and lack 3 square meals in the summer. The Light provides take home lunch supplies for the week.
  • The church body annually provides new socks and undergarments for Willis school children through our annual Super Sock Sunday drive. The first 3 weekends in August the church brings packages of socks and undergarments for those in need to be distributed at the Center.

Care Center of Huntsville - Ashley Lankford, Executive Driector

Mission Focus:

  • Assists women with pregnancy tests, STD testing, abstinence counseling, education, thrift shop, parenting classes, baby supplies, ultrasounds & assists with adoption if needed. 


Family Promise of Montgomery County

Mission Focus:

  • The Light is honored to partner with Family Promise, a local organization that provides shelter, life skills and job placement for those displaced during times of job loss.
  • The Light provides shelter and food on-site 3-4 times/year as a church partner in assisting families to get back on their feet, of which 60% are children. If you are interested in volunteering to cook, serve, drive the van or help otherwise please contact Tami Grall or Amber Smith at [email protected]

Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child

Mission Focus:

  • Annual outreach to fill shoeboxes for children in need that are distributed throughout the world through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes are distributed in the church lobby during the month of October and due back to the church by mid-November, so that they may be mailed and received by children for Christmas.

Iglesia Refugio - Jorge & Vicky Saucedo

Mission Focus:

  • Church plant partnered with The Light in Willis, TX focused on reaching the local Spanish-speaking community.