lighthouse for life

Educate. Empower. Eradicate Human Trafficking.

Our mission

We fight to eradicate human trafficking by educating our community and empowering survivors.

Our statement of faith

Lighthouse for Life is a faith-based 501c3 organization that embraces the biblical core values of Faith, Integrity, Gratefulness, Humility, and Togetherness. As a bible-based nonprofit, each director, officer, employee, and volunteer of Lighthouse for Life agrees to uphold, be bound under, and assert a belief in our Statement of Faith.

Faith

Do all things for the Lord and under His authority, seek His guidance, and represent Him.

Integrity

Do what is right and above reproach in every situation, following God’s standard for excellence.

Gratefulness

Embrace and demonstrate a culture of heartfelt gratitude without comparison.

Humility

Commit to always listening, learning, and looking for ways to promote others and grow.

Togetherness

Foster communication and relationships that are supportive and collaborative – all are important.

Meet the Lighthouse Team

Staff Headshots
Lisa Chief Executive
Officer
Paul Cumbers
Paul Operations
Director
Heather Pagan
Heather Survivor Support
Director
Linzy Laird
Linzy Public Relations
Director
Sarah von der Hellen
Sarah Volunteer
Coordinator
Whitney McWhorter
Whitney Survivor Support
Assistant Director

Board of directors

Beth White, Chair
USC Elementary Education Clinical Faculty & Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Reggie Gaymon, Vice Chair
State Ethics Commission, Investigator

Andrea Wind, Secretary
Founder, Stay at Home Mom

Matt Cogdill, Treasurer
LMC Physician Network Administration, Vice President

Cynthia Blakeney
Lexington Medical Center, Director of Population Health

Felicia Dauway
SC DJJ, Community Justice Administrator

Nicole Hawkinson
Live Your Design, Life and Performance Coach

Salim Khalil
Dominion, IT Audit Manager

The beginning of lighthouse for life

One Sunday, God placed a call on her heart after hearing about human trafficking in a sermon.

Andrea Wind had never really heard much about human trafficking until that day. But she felt God calling her to do something. She eventually founded Lighthouse for Life in 2014, through a vision of a lighthouse surrounded by smaller homes with people from every direction coming towards the light and finding safety and rescue.

Andrea remains a board member, speaker, and visionary for Lighthouse for Life. Watch the video to hear the story in her own words.

Human trafficking is in your community.

Whether we want to believe it or not, human trafficking is happening here in South Carolina. Not just in slums or big cities, but average neighborhoods, right under our noses — and maybe even to someone that you know and care about.

Know the facts. Know the signs. And be prepared to join the fight.