Welcome to Urban Light Ministries

Our mission is: "Turning the hearts of fathers to their children and children's hearts to the Father."

Father Love

Resource Every Child Needs

"Turning the hearts of fathers to their children."
(Malachi 4:6).

Father Love Program

Child Love

Children's hearts to the Father

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it - Prov. 22:6".

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About our mission

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Our Vision

To leverage our long heritage of providing support and education to local fathers and elementary students and seek to expand this learning through new channels of distribution to increase the impact far beyond the local Springfield Ohio area.

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Impacting Lives

Our Mission remains consistent with the organization's history and strengths and we will continue to build programs and resources focused on turning the hearts of fathers to their children and children's hearts to the Father.  Click here for our 2017 Annual Report.

When you give to Urban Light Ministries, you know your donation is making a difference. Whether you are supporting one of our Fatherhood Programs or our childrens Sonshine Clubs, our professional staff, Board of Trustees, and dedicated volunteers work hard every day to ensure every dollar has impact towards our mission.

Years of Experience

Urban Light Ministries is a pioneer in addressing the growing systemic problem in America: the need for a father in a child's life. Organized over 25 years ago we continue to serve fathers and children in the Springfield and greater Clark County area. Research shows when a child is raised in a father-absent home he or she is affected in the following ways:

  • 4 times greater risk of poverty
  • 7 times more likely to become pregnant as a teen
  • More likely to abuse drugs and alcohol
  • 2 times more likely to drop out of school

We Need Your Help

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August 26th at Locust Hills Golf Course

Monday, August 26th - 8:00 am Tee time.  

Register your foursome today. 

Only $250 per foursome for golf, lunch and many prizes.  First Place prize of $200.  Second Place prize of $100.  

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The Sonshine Clubs Need Your Help

The Sonshine Clubs are currently provided in over 12 schools with over 500 participants.  Providing this free service to children in these very important years take volunteers and funds.

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Help Us Reach Today's Kids

Consider a donation to support the Sonshine Clubs Technology Fund where we are now developing video- based curriculums and phone apps to reach more children.  

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Impacting Peoples Lives

Thanks to our major donors

Latest Updates

Ridgewood School's Ties & Tiaras Raises Money for Urban Light Ministries Fatherhood Programs
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Ridgewood School's Ties & Tiaras Raises Money for Urban Light Ministries Fatherhood Programs

When the girls at Ridgewood School decided to hold a Father-Daughter dance they never knew the impact of that decision. …

Eli Williams Featured in Spring Edition of "On a Mission"
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Eli Williams Featured in Spring Edition of "On a Mission"

Rev. Eli Williams of Springfield, Ohio might be described as a modern-day renaissance man.  He is a paster; a business…

God's Miracles
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God's Miracles

As we continue to celebrate 25 years of bringing the love and message of Jesus Christ to our elementary school…

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  • Join Our Mission in turning the hearts of fathers to their children and children's hearts to the Father.