Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI) is a Christian church founded in 1988 by Dag Heward-Mills and headquartered in Accra, Ghana. It is one of the leading charismatic churches in Ghana, and has branches in many other countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas.The church originated as a student evangelistic ministry, and many of its leaders and members belong to the urban professional classes. LCI emphasizes church planting and lay leadership. It runs an orphanage, schools and hospital in Ghana. The attendance of the "Qodesh", the headquarters of LCI, is 25,000 in 2011.Lighthouse Chapel International is one of the largest of the Pentecostal churches that have appeared since the late 1970s in cities in Africa.It has since grown from a church into a denomination in several countries. LCI is a member of the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC).and the Pentecostal World FellowshipIt the largest of the charismatic churches in Ghana, which have steadily drawn membership away from traditional churches.The word "international" in the church's name reflects the common emphasis on success in charismatic Christian churches in Ghana.Lighthouse Chapel International was founded by Dag Heward-Mills in 1988, a Ghanaian with a Swiss background.