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About Lighthouse

Lighthouse was founded by Russell Bjorkman out of a belief that there has to be a way to activate the buried talents resulting from generations of churchgoers and prayers, to serve and love a world in desperate need for the love of Christ.  How can we have 200 churches closing per week in the US alone, when there is serious spiritual strife and pain.  There is a better way.  

Professional Background

  • Real estate investor and former international attorney (Penn Law/ Wharton/ Skadden Arps).

  • Co-head of Faith Driven Investor real estate solutions group.

  • Former venture partner at faith-driven venture capital fund (Sovereign’s Capital).

  • Russell is an active real estate investor in the US and has advised on over $1bn of Chinese and European real estate transactions.

  • Speaker at Notre Dame church real estate conference. 

Other Advisors


We call upon our network of strong global pastoral relationships, depending on the need of each church and leadership team, and their geographical location. Our pastoral advisors include pastors with inner city and post-Christian experience and success, real estate experience and consulting and fundraising expertise.

Real Estate

We have several key relationships with affordable housing, church developers and others to call upon as needed. These best in class developers and real estate experts are all in agreement that the global church has an opportunity to reimagine their use of buried talents and access funding for the Kingdom

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