Welcome to The Lighthouse Cares Foundation. The purpose of our foundation is to help people of all walks of life. We strive to create meaningful and heartfelt ways to give back to the people of our community no matter the social economic class, race, or ethnicity.

Here you will find events that are operated solely by volunteers of the community and members of our church, Lighthouse Church. Our foundation is Bible-based focused on following the life and teachings of Jesus, meeting the needs of all people, and becoming a light to our community.

We invite you to join us in giving back to the community with a helping hand, a donation, or any items listed within our donation page. Thank you for helping us make a difference!

Lighthouse Cares Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

This past year we invited everyone in the community to join us in celebrating Easter at Harborside park located in Chula Vista. Your donations allowed us to serve over 200 people in need . Everything was made possible by donations from people like you. Please help us continue making these events a success. Donate today!

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Our Vision
Putting faith into action to give hope to the world!

Our Mission
Our mission is to use our God-given gifts to serve and strengthen our community one soul at a time.

Some of the Things We Do
Food drives for low income families, toys for tots, homeless food drives, home repairs for the elderly, battered women shelters, community clean-up, graffiti removal, gifts for children in Mexico during Christmas.
Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. I Peter 4:10

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Lighthouse Christian Fellowship began in November 1999 with a small group of believers who had a desire to share God’s love with the community of Chula Vista, this group was led by Pastor Sam and Angie Mascareno.

Lighthouse began meeting in the Chula Vista Hills Elementary School auditorium with all the challenges that came with it. Our church view and sound system, nursery equipment, instruments, and everything we needed were transported every Sunday and Wednesday night on a trailer that was kept at a member’s house during the week. During our time at Chula Vista Hills we were blessed and God’s spirit moved changing lives.

During our first three years God helped us reach out into our community and our membership grew. We learned to give faithfully to His work and in October 2002 we purchased our current campus. In 2004 we could no longer accommodate our members and guests with one service and we began having two Worship Services on Sundays.

In 2006 our First Lady Angie Mascareno founded Happy Harbor which caters to the needs of our children ages newborn to kindergarten in a fun and exciting setting where our children can learn about God in a wonderful safe environment.

In 2008 we had many guests and members coming through our doors and we were faced with the challenge of connecting so many people together. It was during that time we incorporated “small groups” in home Bible Studies…Lighthouse Connect Groups. We currently have 40 Connect Groups, over 400 people meeting in homes throughout the Chula Vista and San Diego communities during the week. Also in 2008, we reached a great milestone with God’s help and accomplished the Ours in Five program Pastor Sam instituted to pay our church off, in full, in five years.

Pastor Sam’s vision for reaching our community has not waivered, his passion has only increased. In the summer of 2010 our Lighthouse Vacation Bible School involved over 400 children and staff. Our Winter Concert series introduced exciting contemporary Christian recording artists to our Sunday Worship Experience.

2011 promised to bring new and exciting changes to Lighthouse. In January 2011 we relocated our Sunday Worship Service to our Lighthouse Fellowship Hall to accommodate the increase of members and guests and increase our seating capacity by 100 seats.

Our Lighthouse Kid’s Worship Center (our former sanctuary) can accommodate 250 kids. The Worship Center has an expansive stage with state of the art technology where a live band plays and praise singers and dancers lead everyone in Praise and Worship. The teachings are Bible based and interactive with dramas incorporated into the lessons that come to life.

With God’s help we have become a thriving fellowship of believers that enjoys serving God, serving others and living meaningful lives of purpose. We have a strong vision to become a great church that is equipped to meet the needs of our community and we are excited about the great future that awaits us, as we continue to seek to shine brightly, and love out our motto, Real.Life.Faith.

Dec. 10, 2020

To those who have a big heart to give, close to 2 weeks ago 67 homes were burned down in a neighborhood located in Tijuana Mexico called Colonia Rubi leaving many mothers, women and children homeless. I am reaching out to you in hopes of a goodly respond to the dire need. There is a great need of blankets, socks and food. Beans, rice, and canned goods would be most appreciated.
The blankets, socks and food can be delivered two the following address:

131 East Orlando Street
Chula Vista , Ca. 91911
Please deliver what you have between now and Monday December12th at 5:00 pm . Once again thank you so very much for your generosity.

The Lord Jesus Christ bless you for your generosity. Have a safe and blessed Christmas season.

Current Board members:

Myra Swanson, Brenda Borquez, Ruben Porras, Marlene Castro, Vivian Treadwell, Letty Barraza, Lisa Jimenez, Gina Torres, Wade Treadwell, Alex Rodriguez 

Lighthouse High School Youth Scholarship Application

Since 2016, $500 scholarships have been awarded to one graduating Senior from each of the SUHSD High Schools. This year, in addition to the high schools, we will be selecting one graduating Senior from Lighthouse Church.

  •  03/26/2024 12:00 AM
  •  11/23/2023 08:09 PM
  •   355 Third Avenue, Ste. 101 Chula Vista, CA, USA

Be a blessing to families in need by purchasing a Thanksgiving basket. Complete with goodies for a Thanksgiving meal.

  •  10/13/2023 06:00 PM
  •   2428 Fenton St, Chula Vista, CA, USA

Family Movie Night All proceeds will be used to sponsor students who wish to attend 6th grade camp.

  •  10/08/2023 08:00 AM
  •   2428 Fenton Street, Chula Vista, CA, USA

Lighthouse Cares Foundation is doing a Blood Drive at Lighthouse Church. Please see the information below if you are interested in participating. Your October 8 blood drive is live and ready for appointments, please see link below - Online appointment page - https://www.mysdbb.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/78294

  •  09/11/2023 08:24 PM
  •   Chula Vista, CA, USA

This 9/11, Seven Mile Casino partnered with the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce for the Seven Mile Casino 9/11 First Responder Challenge. Our challenge was to provide meals for every fire station in Chula Vista, and we were incredibly touched by the response from our community. In less than 24 hours, local businesses came together to ensure that all 10 fire stations and the police headquarters received warm breakfast and lunch. But we didn't stop there; we extended our gratitude to the Bonita Fire Station and Imperial Beach with breakfast as well. For a single day, we organized this small gesture to express our profound appreciation for our first responders. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors and Seven Mile Casino for making this day memorable!

  •  09/11/2023 05:21 PM

Saying thank you to the First Responders and keeping them in prayer.

  •  12/16/2022 04:55 PM
  •   2428 Fenton Street, Chula Vista, CA, USA

We will have a table before, during and after both services to collect coats for children in need at local schools. Please bring new or used (clean and in decent condition) winter coats to church Sunday, either service and help these children stay warm this winter.

  •  11/15/2019 07:52 PM - 12/23/2019 07:53 PM
  •   1120 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA, USA

We're off to a good start for our annual Christmas bike drive. The George Bailey detention center donated 25 bikes, they're mostly big bikes so we need to collect the smaller bikes. 12, 16 and 20 inch sizes are needed. This year we're teaming up with the Lighthouse Foundation again. Thank you to those who donate year after year and thank you to those who will donate for the 1st time. I can pick them up at your house (619-248-5056) or you can drop them off at mine (5056 Seafield pl SD 92154) However the easiest way to donate is to order them online and have the bike delivered to my house. Walmart and Amazon have great prices on black Friday 🎅 Again THANK YOU for making many kids happy this time of the year... Blessings to you and your family ❤


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  • 355 3rd Avenue suite 101, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States

Mayra Swanson


Pastor Jesus Nunez

Co President

Brenda Borquez

Vice President

Marlene Castro/Steve Sanchez


Vivian Treadwell


Lisa Gonzales-Jimenez

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Pastor Ruben Porras

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Letty Barraza

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Gina Torres

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Wade Treadwell

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