Lighthouse Ranch Revisited 2004


This never previously circulated documentary film includes Dacie Durkin, the wife of Gospel Outreach founder Jim Durkin’s wife, filmed in 2004 as well as unique sequences of the Lighthouse in action.

This video shows the first 15 minutes – at present, there’s about 5 minutes missing off the end due to limitations of my software. If any in the ex-GO family of friends wish to contribute financially to the archive project here, then I’ll be able to upload a lot more, for the sake of the generations to come. Be greatly appreciated; send me a message and we can do it via PayPal. (I’m not certain if the donate now button on the website works yet – I’ve not had anyone try it yet!)

In just 24 hours, this page has become the most popular that’s ever been on my website. I’m very encouraged by the interest shown by young and old alike who have an affinity to the amazing pioneering Christian work of Lighthouse Ranch, Gospel Outreach and of the blessed ministry of Jim and Dacie Durkin. Due to this popularity, an update to the full version is on line NOW. (Click on this text)

John E. Ruffle, Radiance Rewound, May 7, 2019.


Director: Josh Mandville

Associate Producer: Norm Arbec

“Elected Producer” (sic) Ray DeSoto

Camera: John DeSoto, Christen Lueras, David DeSoto.

Editor: David DeSoto

Lighting: John DeSoto, David DeSoto.

Sound: Joe Jordan.

Narrator: John Mandville

Musical score: Jerry & Martha Kent.

“Problem Solvers” (sic) Jason Jordan, John DeSoto, Hans Jordan.

Research: Desi Lueras

“Like a Rolling Stone” Bob Dylan.  © 1999 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Special thanks to: Gary Todoroff.

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Additional picture archive material: Radiance Media, Eureka (uncredited)

Jim Durkin sound archive material: Radiance Media, Eureka (uncredited)

Additional video clips: WGBH-TV, Boston. “Lighthouse in Loleta” 1972. (uncredited).

“Like a Rolling Stone” Bob Dylan. © 1965 Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1993 by Special Rider Music. May be in the public domain due to the 50-year rule in force at the time. For non-profit educational use only. Used by permission.


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