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Kristi Lemley - Living in the Light Ministries
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32412 Redbud Dr.
Brighton, IL 62012
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Healing, Recovery/Restoration, Women's Ministry 

Ministry Emphasis and Vision Statement
The emphasis of this ministry is to bring hope, encouragement, and emotional/spiritual healing to God's people. I speak at church services, women's groups, conferences, and retreats.
Ordained Minister, author, speaker and counselor Kristi Lemley has a painful past. But it is a past that gives her an acute understanding and a special connection to the people who walk into her counseling office. While her past hurts may be different from theirs, there is a common brokenness she will always share with them. Kristi has been there herself, a victim at a young age of sexual abuse. She shares how she made an “exchange” with God to move beyond the pain of her past in the new book, Broken and Transformed: Moving Beyond Life’s Difficult Times.

With a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Illinois State University and a Master’s of Social Work degree from St. Louis University, Kristi began her career as a Correctional Counselor at a prison in 1993. She later began her own private counseling practice, helping people with mental health issues and addictions. It was during this time that Kristi began to realize she was in desperate need of personal healing herself. She writes, “Every time I would counsel someone regarding sexual abuse issues, I would come home and find myself angry. I began to allow God to go to that dark place in my life. I had forgiven the people who had actually hurt me, but I could not extend the same forgiveness and grace to myself.”

Kristi began to cry out to God over a period of eight months, reading the Bible, going to church, and praying fervently. One day, she was listening to a Christian radio station while cleaning her house, and heard the scripture verse that changed her life: “Your sins are as far as the east is from the west.” She remembers that moment as she writes, “A dam burst open and the grace of God flowed to me in such an overwhelming sense that I fell to my knees and wept.” Her psychological training combined with her new-found understanding of the mercy of God propelled her into a new chapter of her career and personal life. She attended Global University’s Berean School of the Bible and became ordained as an evangelist.

In 2003, Kristi formed Living in the Light Ministries, an international ministry focused on helping people deal with daily life struggles, and heal from their past hurts by experiencing the freedom and truth of the Gospel. Understanding on a personal level the impact Christian radio had made in her life, Kristi became the host of a radio show called “Living in the Light” on KJSL radio station in St. Louis. During that time, Kristi helped hundreds of people sort through the difficulties they faced. She also served as a guest host for the popular “Talk from the Heart” radio show hosted by Dr. Debra Peppers on the same station.

Kristi lives with her husband, Kraig, in Brighton, Illinois. They have been married since 1998 and he travels with her. He is such a covering and strength, that she could not do what she does without him. She has three step children and five adorable grandchildren. She loves to travel and spend time fellowshipping with others.
Pastor Phil Schneider, Superintendent for IL District, 217-854-4600
Pastor Jim Kiel, Campus Pastor at Cornerstone Network, Godfrey, IL 618-377-7625
Julie Markese, IL District Director Church Coaching, Carlinville, IL 217-710-1284
Pastors Scott & Syd Osenbaugh, First Assembly of God, Nashville, IL 618-327-6141
My Vision for the Local Church in the 21st Century
My vision for the local church is that it would be a place for people to come, just as they are, and allow the Spirit to minister and change them. Churches are a place of hope, healing, and a place to grow in their walk with God.
My Definition of an Evangelist, and His/Her Role in Revival
An Evangelist is to bring a "word in due season" for the place they are ministering at. This could mean an actual word for the listeners or certain giftings that trigger a revival. It is very uplifting to hear from people that I have ministered to that the message I preached was just what they needed to hear. God has also used me in specific giftings to bring hope and healing to people.
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You can also view my weekly program Everyday Living with Kristi Lemley on Youtube or visit my website at to view s few episodes.

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