About Clive & Lighthouse Radio
Clive Welsh was born in Belize City, Belize and moved to Los Angeles, California at an early age. Upon graduating from High School, he attended Los Angeles Junior College where he received an Associates of Arts degree in Radio/ Television/ Film. Television was really his passion but he became disillusioned by it and a greater passion developed when he understood what being a follower of Christ meant when he born-again while attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. His availability to the Lord led him to announcing the ‘live' broadcast of the Bible Studies from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa with Pastor Chuck Smith for many years.
Upon returning to Belize in the mid-nineties as a missionary to his birth country, Clive noticed the powerful influence of Christian Radio in equipping Christians in the Bible in Belize and sensed that he would be directly involved someday. That day arrived in September 2003 when Lighthouse Christian Radio, then Radio Emmanuel, was ‘dropped into his lap' and he became Director/General Manager. He has seen first-hand the impact Christian Radio has in reaching the lost and equipping the believers for the work of the ministry. His passion is still one on-one-discipleship which takes up most of his time both on the island and the mainland of Belize and around the globe.
About the Station
A brief history
In early September 2003, Clive Welsh called his friend who was operating Radio Emmanuel in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye to see how he was doing with several challenges before him. To the surprise of Clive, he was told by his friend that he was no longer only to be able to operate the radio station due to several personal reasons and I asked if he would give me a week to pray about and see what the Lord would do with this open door. Clive knowing first hand the powerful ministry Christian Radio in his own life personally and as a missionary to his country seeing the need for the expositional and relevant teaching of the Word of God, he began to pray. He then contacted some friends in the US who shared his desire and vision for Christian Radio and within a week's time, he was given the opportunity to take over the directorship of the radio station and changing its name to Lighthouse Christian Radio. With the radio station licensed for the island, Ambergris Caye, Clive felt the name would be significant because of the role a lighthouse plays to those lost at sea by providing direction, security, and hope as they maneuvering through life's storms and rough waters. The Light of Christ is what Clive saw as a great need on Ambergris Caye where many from all over the world would come seeking paradise in its warm climate, beauty and many water activities. Yet the darkness of sin is prevalent as many both residents and visitors seek to fill the emptiness with the vices of the world.
Lighthouse Christian Radio FM 101.3 began broadcasting on July 16, 2004 from 8 AM to 8 PM and gradually expanded to 24 hours broadcasting to date. Our format is half-hour teaching programs, a variety of Christian music; contemporary, praise & worship, Reggae, Spanish and Caribbean as well as daily News broadcasts: Local, National, International, Mexico & Central America and Mission news with Daily Devotional Thought. And a Spanish broadcast of teaching programs and music in the evenings and early mornings.
We have earned the trust of the residence of Ambergris Caye over the years and recent survey revealed that over 44% of the island residence listens to Lighthouse Christian Radio. We count it a blessed privilege to be allowed in the homes and hearts of listeners from the various people groups that make up the population of our beautiful Caye!
Outreach to the Community
Summer Outreach: Sports Camps with Vacation Bible School, Festivals and Family Movie Nights in Central Park
Media Seminars, HIV/AIDS Seminar, Disciples In Process/Mentoring Program
Evangelical Alliance of San Pedro, a fellowship of Pastors & Ministries working together