Pastor Allison Lightner founded what is formally known as New Light AME Zion Church in August of 2008. With a unique perspective on ministering to the world, the New Light AME Zion Church began worshiping in Seoul Plaza @ Security Square Mall in Woodlawn (Northwest Baltimore County), Maryland. After than less than two years, the New Light AME Zion Church out grew the Seoul Plaza location and on May 2, 2010 began worshiping at the Lord Baltimore Drive location.
Pastor Allison with the faithful members of the congregation were committed to doing the work of the ministry. Through their faithfulness the ministry grew and many lives were changed.
In January of 2015, after six and a half years of dedication and service, the New Light Church withdrew from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Through the Divine guidance of the Holy Spirit the New Light AME Zion Church was transformed and re-launched as Light of the World Outreach Center. LOTWOC operates under the Apostolic Covering of the Set the Captives Free Pastoral Alliance under the apostolic leadership of Dr. Karen S. Bethea.
God has a specific plan for the leaders and members of this great congregation. Our desire is not to count numbers to dictate our greatness. We believe we are already a “mega-church”, for we are "mega" in praise to our God and "mega" in love for God and His people.
Light of the World Outreach Center
We are the light of the world
We are a city set on the hill;
To be the visible voice and presence of God in our community.
Our faith in God;
Our hope in Jesus the Christ;
And the power of the Holy Spirit working in us
Has transformed and renewed us – mind, body and spirit!
We are a people SOULED out for God.
This is the place where the people of God keep getting BETTER!