Lighthouse Ministries Phoenix, a faith-based outreach and support group to women in the sex industry, was founded by Kelly Vanlandingham in 2014.
Prior to relocating back to the Phoenix area, Kelly gained tremendous experience being a part of the outreach and care team serving alongside Harmony Dust and her Treasures team in the Los Angeles area for four years.
This is where Kelly developed her passion for encouraging and inspiring women to live healthy and flourishing lives. In addition to serving as director of Lighthouse, Kelly obtained a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota. She is currently working as a SLP in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Lauren Drew is the co-leader of Lighthouse Ministries Phoenix. Lauren is the daughter of a pastor. She loves serving in various ministries at her church: including working with the Prayer Team, teaching in Children’s Ministry, and singing with the Praise Team.
In 2014, Lauren was participating in local beauty pageants and her platform was combating sex trafficking due to a high school passion for this cause. Because she had a passion for helping victims of sex trafficking, Lauren began volunteering at the Phoenix Dream Center serving the women who came out of sex trafficking and participating in the inpatient program. She is now studying for a degree in social work to become a victim's advocate and plans on continuing promoting an anti-trafficking platform where she goes.
Through mutual friends, Lauren and Kelly met in 2015. After Lauren’s first Lighthouse outreach, she knew she was created to bring light, hope and love to women in the sex industry.
Kelly and Lauren partner with an incredible team of volunteers to visit strip clubs in the greater Phoenix area once a month spreading hope in the form of a lip gloss!