Bishop Eric Lightsey
Eric J. Lightsey is the 3rd son of the late Howard J. and Helen Lightsey. He was born in the City of Ocala and was raised in the community of Santos. Bishop Lightsey is the husband of Lady Roiann Jones Lightsey of Ocala, together they have two beautiful daughters Erica, and Rachel.
Eric is a graduate of Lake Weir High School. He completed his Associates of Arts Degree from Central Florida Community College, Ocala Fl; Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Central Florida Orlando Fl.; Masters Degree in Divinity from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma.
Social Worker /Social Services Supervisor at Marion Citrus Mental Health, Ocala Florida, 1988-1993; Case Manager/Director of Freedom Ranch Community Corrections Inc. Tulsa Oklahoma, 1994 to 1996. Counselor at Brown School at Shadow Mountain & Laureate Psychiatric Hospital, Tulsa Oklahoma, 1996-1998; Counselor of the Educational Opportunity Center, Central Florida Community College 1998-1999; Director of the Educational Opportunity Center, 1999- Present, Founder/ Senior Pastor, Draw All Men Ministries Church Inc. Ocala, Florida, Fonder/Administrator Preparatory Kingdom Academy, Ordained Bishop Embassy Ministries Jacksonville Florda 2018.
Awards/Recognition/College &Community Service/Membership American Legion Distinguished Achievement Award, Employee of the Year Award 1992, Marion Citrus Mental Health. Employee Honors Freedom Ranch Inc. 1994-1995. Numerous Appreciation awards from Little Chapel United Methodist Church 1986, Award for Dedicated Service from Temple of Faith Ministries 1992, 1993, Certificate of Appreciation, Marion County Board Commissioners, 2002, Department of Education Program Awarded 2004 (Educational Opportunity Center Program 5 year grant award), 2005 SACS/QEP sub committee member, Co- grant writer of 2005 EOC Program, Conference Presenter at the 2004-2005 Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel, 2004 “Focus” Committee Member, Equity Coordinator, CFCC 1999-2000. Scholarship Committee 1999- present, CFCC, On-Call Chaplin; Monroe Regional Medical Center 1998-2004, Associate Chaplain, University Village, 1997-1998. Evangelism Co-Leader, Liberty World Outreach Church, 1998, Member of the Clarion Call for Youth, 2002-2004, Moral Recognition Therapy, Correctional Counseling Inc. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Recognition, Certified Instructor in Controlling Aggression in the Patient's Environment (C.A.P.E.), Certificate of Recognition in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Substance Abuse, Member of the Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Center Program Personnel, Representative of Council on Opportunity in Education Congressional Advisory Team, 2005, Member of Association of Independent Ministries, 2006-present, Nehemiah Award, Association of Independent Ministries 2007, Ordained and Licensed as Bishop
OUR ELECT LADY
Lady Roiann Lightsey
Roiann has served selflessly from a youth, committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ from witnessing on the streets of Ocala, Gainesville, Dunnellon and surrounding communities. Proverbs 21:21 says “he that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness and honor.” The work of the ministry was appointed to her at the birthing of Draw All Men Ministries Church, but the calling of God was conveyed upon her from the beginning. Her mother led her to receive Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the early age of eight. She and her family were members of New St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Ocala, Florida where she actively served in many ministry areas, such as; ACTEENS, BTU, Choir, Usher Board and was also a member of GYTT (God’s Youth of Today and Tomorrow.)
She has walked faithfully and uncompromisingly living a Godly and reverent life in private and in public. She has shared with others the Good News of Jesus Christ and has used her gifts and knowledge as a trained dancer to birth the ministry of Fine Arts to this local body and to the community of Faith. This ministry of Dance and Drama has birthed three distinct dance ministries including Wisdom and Praise Dancers, The Draw All Men Ministry Youth Dancers and the Adult Dancers. Her ministry of music and the dance has been sought after by many local ministries as well as representatives of international works. Her Ministry has also resonated through the Drama where she has written and directed messages that pierced the heart of the viewer and left the audience face to face with divine truth in the Word of God. It is clear that her works have ministered to the body of Christ and has helped return the fullness of worship within the Liturgical Arts and dance back to the Kingdom.
Lady Elect Roiann has given her life in so many ways to help others by teaching, ministering, comforting the hurting and leading the lost to the Lord. She submitted herself to the many hours of teaching, training, doctrinal teaching and various leadership assignments; as well as submitting to the joint calling to serve as Co-Pastor, being commissioned by God to impact our generation.