About Bring the Light Ministries


Reverend
Earl
Fitzsimmons

Earl Fitzsimmons is an expert in discipleship and human relationships. He helps men understand their role in the Kingdom of God. He has also dedicated his life to ministering to the Body Christ by empowering and equipping others in seemingly hopeless situations to achieve the impossible.

He accepted Christ when he was at Campus Crusade for Christ in January 1983. Earl then began work in student leadership at Western Illinois University where he discovered a passion for discipleship and God’s Word. Through CCC he attended the Institute for Biblical Studies with an emphasis in the Old Testament, participated in campus and other evangelical outreaches as well as a summer leadership project.

Throughout his life Earl battled alcohol and drug addiction, but with God’s grace and Alcoholics Anonymous, he is victoriously sober since October 31st 2006. Earl integrates principles of the successful 12-step program into discipleship and coaching.

Two years into recovery he returned to school and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Equipped with a degree in Psychology and became a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Earl worked in a local Dallas treatment center for 3 years.

Current Credits:

  • Life/Business Development Coach
  • 20 years experience in 1:1 discipleship
  • CEO of a commercial LED Lighting business
  • 15 year entrepreneur
  • ordained pastor, and speaker in Treatment Centers, recovery groups as well as businesses

Earl specializes in couple’s counseling, domestic violence, resentment and restitution work.

Often called the “Johnny Appleseed” of Bibles, Earl brings God’s word to the homeless and veterans as funded by his ministry, Bring The Light Ministries, it compliments the LED business with the slogan, “Some bring the rain, We bring the light!  Matthew 5:16”.

Availability for speaking engagements, interventions, and life/business development coaching upon request.

Core Values

Authenticity

As disciples of Christ we follow His teachings as a new way of life, authentically portraying and leading a life that exemplifies the meaning of the word Christian. (Ephesians 4:24)

Relationship

By connecting with people one on one in a proactive, compassionate way, we impact our world and create lasting positive transformation. (I Corinthians 12:14-21)

The Word of God

The Bible is our guide for life. The source of wisdom that renews the hearts, mind and soul of mankind. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Generosity

We show the world we are Disciples of Christ by meeting the needs of other people. (Matthew 10:42)

Servant-Leadership

As Disciples of Christ, we are called to lead by serving one another in love in all areas of our lives. (John 13:1-17, Philippians 2:7-8)

Excellence

Through our efforts in personal growth and development and in community contribution we discover the key to a quality Christian life. (Daniel 6:1-5)

What We Believe

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. The Virgin Mary bore Him as Man yet He is God in flesh equal with God the Father and God the Spirit. During His life on Earth Christ lived a sinless life and willingly offered his life as the final sacrifice for mankind’s sins. With his death on the cross. He was resurrected to life again taking authority over death and sin ascended to Heaven and will return as King. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; Hebrews 4:14-15; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11)
We believe one God that exists in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit and are equal in deity, power, and glory. (Genesis 1;1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit indwells, guides and equips us for godly living and service. Signs and wonders, as well as gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and testify to the presence of the kingdom and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission. (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:16-17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18) 
We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. (2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5)
We believe salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:2, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 10:9-10)
We believe the gospel is for both Jew and Gentile. (Romans 1:16)