Our Covering


                                                 The Very Reverend Allison A. Lightner

                                                                          General Overseer
                                                            Kingdom Lighthouse Assemblies



A native Baltimorean, Overseer Lightner was raised in Baltimore County, Maryland. She was educated in the Baltimore County Public School system and is a graduate of Woodlawn High School.   She preached her initial sermon on October 19, 2003. After which she was trained and nurtured by her former pastor and mother in ministry
Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper.  

Overseer Allison's ministerial roots are in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AME Zion). She received two levels of ordination, deacon and elder, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In May of 2008 she founded the New Light AME Zion Church.

After 5 years of service in the AME Zion Church, Pastor Allison was ordained under the apostolic covering of
Dr. Karen S. Bethea and the Set the Captives Free Pastoral Alliance on December 28, 2014.  With this transition the beloved New Light AME Zion Church was transformed to Light of the World Outreach Center.

Overseer served as the Senior Pastor of Light of the World Outreach (formally New Light AME Zion Church) for 11 years. In January 2020 she was elevated to leadership position of General Overseer. The elevation of Overseer Lightner allow for her to birth Kingdom Lighthouse Assemblies.  KLA serves as the covering of serval ministries and para-ministries.

In addition to KLA, Overseer Lightner and her husband Deacon John Lightner, established Lightner Ministries.  Lightner Ministries consists of 4 main ministry branches: Kingdom Lighthouse Assemblies, The Mantle – Mentorship and Training for Young Ministers, A Good Thing Marriage Ministry, and Lighting the Path Holistic Ministry. 

 Overseer also serves as the Executive Director of Lighthouse Community Development Corp.  A Non-profit organization whose main focus is to be a hub in the community; and to assist with the needs of those who live in the community.

 Overseer Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from the New Bible College and Seminary and is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership.

 Overseer Lightner is under the apostolic covering of Bishop Wilbert L. Baltimore, Chief Apostle, Kings Apostle Church World Ministries, Inc.

 Overseer Lightner is married to her devoted husband, Deacon John Lightner.  Together they share six wonderful children.

                                                                   The Seal of the Overseer