Guiding Light Church of God in Christ
Pastor Gary Skinner
After 15 years of pastoring in Houston, Pastor Gary W. Skinner, a native of DeQuincy, returned home to help in the area ministry. In Houston, Texas in 2010, he merged the two churches he was pastoring and entrusted the members to the leadership of Pastor Iman Edwards. Shortly thereafter, Pastor Skinner and his family returned to Louisiana.
In early December 2011, Pastor Skinner established Guiding Light Church of God in Christ in DeQuincy. In January 2012, we were blessed to begin having weekly Sunday services at the DeQuincy Oak Street Center.
Church services are currently being held each Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m./Worship Service 11:15 a.m.
Since Guiding Light’s establishment, besides worshipping God, we have been very active participants in numerous community organizations. We also donate school supplies, host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration and assist with the needs of the elderly, etc. Last year, we purchased land on which God’s house would be erected.
This year, with the help of the Lord, we are committed to building Guiding Light Church of God in Christ which will be located at 907 South Grand Avenue, DeQuincy in the fall.