Beacon - Our Story

Beginnings of a Community

Our Story

We have recently grown this ministry from the ground up and by God's grace we continue to do so. Over the last year, we have worked hard to build relationships with local Universities to find ways to serve. At the time, we weren't getting a lot of traction and the ministry seemed stagnant.

One day, a group of Admissions Counselors and Physical Therapy students from Southwest Baptist University who were craving community visited us. What started as a group of church friends having Thursday night dinner together eventually became what we now know as Pure Fruits. After a year of growth, the Lord brought us together with the Baptist Student Union through MSU and OTC right here in Springfield, MO. What started with only a few faithful friends grew to become Beacon.