Light of the World, Dutchess Assembly

Welcome to Dutchess, Light of the World Ministries

We would love for you to come visit.

5 Donovan Drive, Hopewell Junction NY 12533

What we do?

The Light of the World Christian Ministries International is an Evangelistic Ministry with Pentecostal emphasis. This simply means that we believe the entire Bible, both Old and New Testament, as the Infallible Word of God, and all our programs and activities are based on a biblical world view. 


The Dutchess Assembly (formerly called Fishkill Assembly) of the Light of the World Ministry is a branch of The Light of the World Christian Ministries International, with its headquarters in the City of New York. The Church began after the Holy Spirit had inspired the Rev. Dr. Arku to plant a branch of the church at the Hudson Valley.

In obedience to and the directions of the Holy Spirit and also being convinced of the impact that the church will have on the lives of those who are residing in the Hudson Valley, the church began as a home cell, meeting with only a handful of people: namely, Rev. Arku, his wife and children; and Mr. Joseph Agyemang, his wife and children. Later joined by Evangelist Patrick Boatey and his wife Josephine and Sister Helen Kumaga and her family. This group met from house to house for the teaching of the Word, fellowshipping, breaking of bread, and to pray as was the pattern of the early Church, (Acts 2:41-47).

As the congregation grew, the desire for a permanent place of worship began. After using multiple locations locally, in April of 2007 the Lord brought Brother Jim Muller and his wife Cyndi into the congregation to use their God given gifts of music to bless the Lord and his people. Brother Jim introduced Rev. Arku to Pastor Mike Valencia and wife Loyda, who were also looking for a place to start worshiping, They were willing to come and help build the Kingdom of God here in the Hudson Valley. And indeed they have been faithful in their service.

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General Overseer

Rev. Dr. Isaac Arku

Resident Pastor

Rev. Isaac Veejay

Executive Pastor

Rev. Maureen Arku