The Lightouse Youth Center is a para-church organization that reaches youth ages 9-18 with the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ. We strive to have a positive Christian impact in each person's life.
The Lighthouse Youth Center began in 1988 with a vision of many concerned citizens of the Oxford community. Their goal was to be a friend and share the love of Jesus Christ with youth in the Oxford Area.
Our first director and volunteer staff welcomed the young people of Oxford to our game room and snack bar in the storefront district of Oxford.
On March 3, 2015 the Lighthouse opened its doors in a brand new facility located a few blocks from the first building. The new facility can serve more youth, and facilitate more programs.
The Lighthouse ministry continues to have a positive impact in the Oxford community by expanding our youth programs and blessing as many youth as we can.
BUZZ D. TYSON:
Buzz has been the Executive Director of the Lighthouse Youth Center since 1995. Buzz's passion and knowledge of how to effectively provide for the needs of the community makes him an extremely valuable asset to the Lighthouse Youth Center, Oxford Borough, and the Oxford Area School District.
Amy has been on staff at the Lighthouse Youth Center since 2013. She is an Oxford High School Alumni. She has a passion and heart for the children in the Oxford community.
PROGRAM AND VOLUNTEER
Rick joined our team in March 2018. For the past 26 years, Rick has been the Supervisor of Building and Grounds for the Unionville Chadds Ford School District. Rick is local to Oxford and attends Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Meredith started at the Lighthouse Youth Center in September 2019. She is an alumni of Oxford High School. She is an active member of
Mt. Vernon Christian Church.
Brent is an Oxford community member who joined our team in the summer of 2016 to assist with our daily programs. Brent is passionate about teaching our youth about making good choices so that they can succeed in the future.
Jean is a former Lighthouse parent, and an Oxford community member. She joined our team in the spring of 2017 to assist with our daily programs. Jean loves working at the Lighthouse because she can help the youth learn more about Jesus.
Michael is an Oxford Community member who joined our team in June 2018. He is an active member at Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church. Michael is excited to work with the youth of Oxford through the Lighthouse Youth Center.