Meet the Pastor



Hi. I’m Bob Wells, pastor at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. Originally from California, my family and I have lived in Missouri for the past 30 years. When we first relocated from the Los Angeles area, we lived in the southern part of the state in the teeming metropolis of Eminence (pop. 614), where the Jacks’s Fork, Black and Current Rivers meet. While living there, we were involved in ministry at a Christian ranch designed to rehabilitate juvenile boys from jail.

About 28 years ago, we moved to the St. Louis area and joined the Hill Fellowship Church in South County. With a bachelor’s degree in music, for the next 18 years I served as the praise and worship leader and associate pastor  at what later became Rivers of Life Sunset Hills. My wife, Dorothy, and I eventually felt called to the Crestwood/Webster Groves area, so with the blessing of the senior pastor, we left Rivers of Life and began Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, meeting first in our living room and later moving to Long Elementary School in Crestwood. Alongside pastoring a new church, God gave me a new opportunity to host a Christian call-in talk radio program that reached the Saint Louis area and beyond. For 10 years I was blessed to share biblical perspectives of current events and tell listeners about Jesus through the program while simultaneously serving full-time in ministry.

I consider it one of the greatest privileges of my life to pastor here at Lighthouse. God has blessed me with the calling to lead people to Christ, teach His Word, and help equip believers to be all He created them to be so they can fulfill His plans and purpose for their lives. I look forward every week to meeting new people, connecting with friends and seeking God’s will in our lives.

I am grateful to God for my wife, my four sons, daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren. For fun, I like baseball, movies and reading. It took a decade of Missouri living, but my Dodger blue has given way to Cardinal red. Favorite movies include mysteries, spy stuff, hobbits and superheroes. I will watch romantic comedies to honor my wife (ok, I like them too). Favorite book authors include C.S. Lewis, William Craig, Lee Strobel, Andy Stanley, David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, and anything by Clive Cussler.