Lakeshore Tabernacle – Back Chapel
8900 34th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142, USA
Kal Bergendahl was born and raised in Kenosha, WI. He received his ‘wake-up call’ and became a Christian in 1996 after his father passed away from cancer. Kal has a Bachelors Degree in music. In 2001, along with Teresa Reynolds, he founded Living Light School of Worship, a nine-month discipleship and music program that has since trained students from all over the world. In addition to being a Co-Director of the school, Kal was appointed as an elder in Living Light Pleasant Prairie in 2010. Kal and his wife, Shanon, were married in 1999 and have four children: Judah, Arden, Avery, and Adelynn.
Don and his wife, Carol, were married in 1965. They became Christians in 1972 during the Charismatic Renewal, and were involved in the birthing of Living Light Kenosha. Don served as an elder in the Kenosha congregation from 1994 to 2008, when he became an elder in the new Pleasant Prairie congregation. Don carries out his leadership responsibilities while continuing as a successful businessman in the manufacturing and trucking industries. He and Carol focus on working with married couples and helping Christians in the business world. They have five children and 18 grandchildren.
Gary was born in Portland, OR and moved to Kenosha, WI in 1992 to be a basketball coach and lecturer at a local university. After being diagnosed with life-threatening cancer, he became a Christian in 1995. He was healed and is now cancer-free! He immediately became part of Living Light Kenosha, where he met Karen, whom he married in 1998. In 2007, Gary was appointed as an elder in Living Light Kenosha. The following year, he transitioned to serve as an elder in the planting of a new congregation in Pleasant Prairie, where he continues to work. He and Karen have three children: Tobias, Gabriel and Moriah.
Our homegroups are small groups, ranging in size from 10 to 20 people, that meet once a week in the evening. In the informal atmosphere of the home, we can talk about what God is teaching us (individually and corporately), study the Bible, pray together, worship God in song, support and encourage one another, help with practical needs . . . the list goes on!
The Vision and Commitment Course (V&C) is a 20-week class that explores what Living Light Christian Church believes (our vision) and how we outwork what we believe together (our commitment to the vision). Though particularly for those who are thinking of joining us as a congregation, the course is open to anyone. Whether you are a new believer in Christ, have known the Lord for many years or are simply searching for truth, we know that what’s presented in this course has all the potential to transform your life radically to the glory of God.
The Marriage Workshop is a six-month look at God’s purpose for marriage. This small group of couples is led by Don Dejno, an elder at Living Light (Pleasant Prairie) and his wife, Carol Dejno. The workshop focuses on changing lives and transforming marriages. Throughout the course, we endeavor to come to a better understanding and practice of the instruction given to us in Ephesians 5:21-27.
This workshop covers a wide variety of topics including a biblical understanding of what marriage is, effective communication, conflict resolution, forgiveness, the husband’s role in leading his wife, the wife’s role in submitting to her husband, romance, sex, and finances. If you are interested in being part of one of these workshops, please contact Don or Carol Dejno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Relentless Youth Group meets weekly on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm at the Living Light Kenosha building (6102 39th Ave). These weekly gatherings often include games, worship, teachings, and small groups, and are open to anyone ages 11-18.
After our corporate worship time on Sunday mornings, nursery is provided for infants through toddlers and classes are available for ages 3-12. A dedicated team of volunteers works with the children and provides a diverse program of teaching, worship, prayer and discipleship.