About Lighthouse

Born out of a vision of Jesus

Lighthouse Educational Ministries was born out of a vision to minister to and prepare those incarcerated for release with referrals to after-care services.

Lighthouse empowers men and women through the knowledge of God, life-skills, educational tools, work projects, and job placement to encourage productive living with stability, accountability and a commitment to family and community.

We use proven 12-Step Christ-centered programs combined with well-established recovery programs and counseling. The Lighthouse team is dedicated to broken-hearted individuals and their families by showing sincere compassion to meet as many needs of each inmate, parolee and family member as possible.

Long-term changes continue to result from our ministry efforts as inmates grow to become productive, law-abiding citizens. See us in action visit our gallery.

About Ron Zaucha

Executive Director and Founder

Ron Zaucha handles the supervision and day-to-day operations with the guidance and direction of the Lighthouse Board of Directors and Advisors.

If you would like Ron to speak to your church or organization please contact us.

About Larry Webb


Larry Webb is a small business owner. Mr. Webb has been involved in ministry as a layperson since 1980. Larry is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict that has over 25 years of service to those in recovery from addiction. He was instrumental in starting a Celebrate Recovery Program at the Orange County Rescue Mission and co-led the group for over 3 years. He is a past President of the Orange County Chapter of the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependency and has served on the Board of Directors for over 10 years. He has been involved in ministry to those in prison for over 27 years. Larry was the first person to head up the Prison Ministry for Celebrate Recovery at Saddleback Church. Finally, Larry was involved with a ministry that provided Bibles to inmates all over the country.

Darwin Bowles

Vice President

Dr. Darwin Bowles a devoted family man and father of 4 adopted young handicapped children, is a graduate from Los Angeles College in Chiropractic medicine and licensed Chiropractor for 20 years, as well as served on the Board for Reach-Out West-End Program (drug prevention for youth program) for over 12 years, and served as a member of Upland Rotary Club for 5 years.

Lighthouse Educational Ministries became a nonprofit 501(c)(3) (EIN # 95-4846696) on February 20, 2001. Our Board of Directors is comprised of passionate community leaders and business professionals. With more than twenty volunteers, the Lighthouse team of ministers and counselors provides services wherever needed.

Please Support Lighthouse Educational Ministries

Lighthouse Educational Ministries is possible with your support through prayer, volunteers, and donations. Lighthouse Educational Ministries is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) EIN 95-4846696.