LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
Freedom That Lasts® Canada is an extension of the ministry philosophy of Lighthouse Baptist Church as reflected in its mission statement.
“Cultivating a lifestyle of worship, obedience, and service through Jesus Christ.”
It is the sanctifying work of God in the believer's life which makes him more like Jesus Christ, frees him from his bondage to sin, and equips that believer to fulfill the first and second great commandments of Jesus reflected in the mission statement above.
PASTOR DAVID PRUDEN, Canadian Executive Director
Pastor David was born in a small Northern town in Saskatchewan called Uranium City, where he lived for the first 18 years of his life. His early life revolved around participating in many different types of sporting activities and spending time in the wilderness, which was literally just outside his back door.
In 1989 he married Michelle and over the next two years they welcomed their sons Adam (Anna) and Josh (Stephanie).
In the summer of 1991 both David and Michelle trusted Christ to save them and they were baptized in early 1992.
Very early in his walk with Christ, David felt that God was calling him to the pastorate. For the next 13 years the Prudens lived a life joyfully and thankfully serving Christ as they waited on God’s leading concerning pastoral ministry.
David feels honored to have served as part of the body of Christ at Lighthouse Baptist Church since the spring of 2005 when God very clearly called him to be the senior pastor. Although David still has an appreciation for sports, the passion of his life is to minister through evangelism and the equipping of the saints for their roles in the church.
David was ordained by the church in 2008 and is continually taking seminary classes to help grow in the knowledge of God and His ways. He also sits on the board of Foundation Baptist College and is very burdened to support the College in any way for God to train up young men & women for the work of the ministry.
Lighthouse Baptist Church is the Head Office for Freedom That Lasts® addiction ministry and David is the Canadian Director.
DAVID AND PATTI ASCHENMEIER, Canadian Director
David Aschenmeier was twenty-four years old in September, 2000 when he surrendered to Christ. He wasn't brought up in a Christian home, but the family had always some idea of God. Over the course of several years, David had come to know about Jesus Christ through radio ministries.
Having come to an end of himself, David determined to do with his life whatever God pleased. He met Patti in 2001, and they were married in 2004. Patti's family was not religious, and so she came to Christ in the fall of 2010. In the church that they were attending, David and Patti began serving in a number of areas. David, having worked as a supervisor and trainer, found it a natural fit to lead and to teach.
Not long after, David acknowledged the call of God to the ministry and began attending Foundation Baptist College. As David and Patti continued serving according to their gifts, God led them to Lighthouse Baptist Church where David serves as the Director of Freedom That Lasts®. Patti now serves as the administrative assistant.