Where were you in 1985?

The dream for Lamplighters began in 1961 when an ordinary woman began praying that something extraordinary would happen for the women of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.

Esther Eaton, wife of the church’s founding pastor Carl Eaton, prayed for a women’s Bible study. She prayed for more than 20 years with seemingly no result, but she never gave up. Meanwhile, God was working in the hearts of a small group of women who came together in 1985 to study – what else? – the Book of Esther. They continued meeting, studying, and praying that more women would be drawn to study God’s Word. The Lord blessed the obedience of those women, and he continues to bless us today as we study and discuss His Word together.

36 years and counting!

Lamplighters reaches hundreds of women each year at Covenant, in meeting places around Austin, and in cities far away. What distinguishes Lamplighters is that we combine individual inductive Bible study with a weekly podcast, small group discussion, and prayerful fellowship. We remain rooted in God’s Word and connected to one another as we seek to grow as followers of Jesus Christ.

Perhaps you weren’t born when Esther Eaton began praying more than 50 years ago. Perhaps you were still a twinkle in someone’s eye when Lamplighters started in 1985. Even so, we have been praying for you all along, confident that there would come a time when you were drawn to deeper understanding of God’s Word. Has that time arrived? Then become part of God’s unfolding story with us.