Light for the Lost provides evangelistic resources for missionaries and missionary partners through five platforms: print, audio, video, internet, and technologies.


Light for the Lost provides evangelistic resources for missionaries and missionary partners through five platforms: print, audio, video, internet, and technologies. We have one guiding principle: all LFTL assistance must be used to provide resources directly related to evangelism.

John 4:35 says, “Look at the fields...they are ripe for harvest.” LFTL provided resources are multiplying and empowering the efforts of missionaries in communicating the story of Jesus to a 'ripe field of people.' Are you ready to make an eternal impact?

Contribute today with a special gift and/or sign-up to give monthly through our 360Man program. A 360Man contributes to LFTL monthly, prays for our mission, and receives the "360 Spotlight" (our monthly newsletter), which shares testimonies and stories about what LFTL is able to do through supporters' contributions.

The History of LFTL

Celebrate the Light

Celebrate the Light

Since 1953, Light for the Lost has not wavered from the vision God gave to Sam Cochran to send the message of salvation through Christ in many languages around the world. This heartbeat for souls brings us to the next chapter of LFTL with the introduction of Celebrate the Light, a multimedia mission-focused initiative to fulfill God’s command and reach lost people. Since our inception, LFTL has raised over 300 million dollars for missionaries and outreach centers to share the gospel of Christ. We continue that great journey with Celebrate the Light.

As part of Celebrate the Light, local churches can host a Celebrate the Light service. This service is an opportunity to connect the congregation with the mission of LFTL and allow each person to prayerfully stand with those who are in the harvest fields and give of their resources to equip missionaries with evangelism materials to reach the lost. What better way to celebrate Him than by partnering with missionaries and providing them the means to tell others about Him?

Download FREE resources and videos to host your own "Celebrate the Light" service

National Team



Rick Allen

National Men's Ministries & Light for the Lost Director
Get to know Rick

Contact | Ext 4172 | Media Pack


Jimmy White

Director of Men's Discipleship
Get to know Jimmy

Contact | Ext 4171 | Media Pack


Dan Kersten

Director of Development and Communications
Get to know Dan

Contact | Ext 4174

Support Staff


Angie Hughes

Ministry Assistant to Rick Allen
Get to know Angie

Contact | Ext 4172


Casey Linder

Project and Tour Coordinator
Get to know Casey

Contact | Ext 4168


Melanie Gardner

Finance Director
Get to know Melanie

Contact | Ext 4183

District Team


By getting involved in Light for the Lost, you can be part of providing a variety of resources, including audio, visual and printed materials, for our missionary efforts around the world. Your sacrificial giving assists LFTL in its continuing effort to spread the Message of hope to people all over the world who need Jesus.

There are two ways you can contribute to LFTL: Through ongoing giving by becoming a Councilman, and by giving directly to one of our many special evangelistic projects.


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Midwest Latin District Convention

June 26 - June 28, 2019

Georgia LFTL Tour

August 19 - September 26, 2019

Ohio LFTL Tour

September 12 - September 20, 2019

Appalachian LFTL Tour

September 16 - September 20, 2019

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Contact Us

National Light for the Lost

1445 North Boonville Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802-1894


417.832.0574 (fax)