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About Us

Our Team


John Eads

Co-Founder and Executive Director

John has earned both an MBA from New Mexico State University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. John worked as a healthcare executive and served as a hospital CEO for ten years. He has been invovled in prison ministry since 1995 and inner-city ministry since 1996. He went into full-time ministry in 2007. In 2007, John traveled to East Los Angeles and lived with former gang members to learn from Homeboy Industries, considered to be the nation's "Best Practice" for Gang Intervention.


Dolores Eads

Co-Founder and On-Site Director

Dolores has a dual degree in Special and Elementary Education from New Mexico State University. Dolores taught pulic education for 15 years. She has been involved in prison ministry since 1995 and inner-city ministry since 1996. She surrendered to the Lord's call and went into full-time ministry in 2007. In 2007, she traveled to Urban Promise in Camden, New Jersey, and was inspired by thier private Christian School. In the fall of 2007, she left public education and opened the Light of the Village Christian Academy.


Morgan Carnley

College and Career Counselor/Volunteer Coordinator/Special Events Coordinator/Camp Hope Director

Morgan holds a BBA from the University of Mobile and an MBA from the University of South Alabama. She graduated with honors from the University of Mobile where she earned the highest-ranking female award, the Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Excellence Award upon graduation. She has been involved with the Light of the Village since 2007 when she started volunteering. She has spent time at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles to learn from what many consider the nation's "Best Practice" in Gang Intervention and Job Development. She has also visited Urban Promise in Camden, NJ and has helped us follow their model in expanding to multiple satellite campuses.


Elisabeth Davis

Camp LOV Director and Adult Education Coordinator

Elisabeth, better known as Biz, is a graduate of the University of Mobile where she played soccer for four years. She holds a degree in Athletic Training. Elisabeth first got involved with Light of the Village in 2014 as a Summer Bible Camp intern. She loves cats, maccaroni and cheese and the Dallas Cowboys.


Janie Widemire

Camp Hope Director


Erica Barksdale

Interm/Teen Night Coordinator/Worship Leader


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