|Lillian M. Easterly-Smith is
the Founder, Executive Director and Community Care Pastor of LifeCare Christian
Center. Her husband, Mike is her life and ministry partner bringing his life
coaching, spiritual gifts and natural abilities to support and assist in the
organization. LifeCare also has a functioning Board of Directors and Leadership
Lillian's experience spans over 22 years, beginning as a volunteer for
Alcoholics for Christ (AC). She served on their Board of Directors, led support
& recovery groups and worship, organized retreats, and taught in many workshops,
seminars and classes. Lillian, along with a volunteer team, developed the
curriculum for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, which was adopted by AC
as one of their core curriculum.
Lillian has served as speaker, teacher and leader of pilot programs, ministries and support groups for
victims of various forms of abuse, addictions, and dysfunctional family issues as well as counseled
individuals and couples. She has volunteered and been employed at two major churches where she oversaw
the development of care, support & recovery group ministries which grew from three groups and 12
volunteers, to over 60 groups with approximately 500 attendees each week and included a vibrant lay
counseling ministry. Lillian managed a paid staff of nine and a volunteer staff of approximately 300.
She holds a degree in Counseling/Psychology and Biblical Studies; is a Licensed Pastor; Licensed,
Ordained Chaplain with I.F.O.C. (International Fellowship of Chaplains) and a Board Certified Pastoral
Counselor through the International Board of Christian Counselors (American Association of Christian
Counselors). She also served as a member on the Board of Directors for a new church plant in downtown
Plymouth, and serves on the Board of Jasmund Outreach that focuses on missions in Africa.
LifeCare currently has a volunteer and contracted professional base of over 30 individuals. Our Volunteers’
extensive training includes courses through the American Association of Christian Counselors, and leadership /
facilitation skills training developed by Founder, Lillian Easterly-Smith, “The Call to Care” published in 2009.