About Us

The heart of Light of Life International is Passion, Compassion, Transformation, and Destiny.

Stephen Evans

Stephen was born in Australia and grew up a PK in Texas.  Traveling with his dad, Desmond Evans around the world, stimulated the desire inside his heart for missions.  In 2004 he joined Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke as his personal assistant.  The Holy Spirit used this time to sharpen the faith of Stephen and Alisa, and expand their vision for city-wide evangelism and national transformation.

As founder and president of Light of Life International, Stephen and his LOLI team have conducted 30 crusades in 8 Latin American nations – and are believing for many more!  Stepping into the next ten years, LOLI is casting the net for 40 million souls in Central and South America.  As learned first hand from serving Reinhard in Africa, today Stephen and his team are believing: Latin America shall be saved!

Dennis Aplicano

Dennis has been part of the LOLI family from the beginning. He met Stephen in 2004. The more they talked and dreamed about the nations, the more they sensed the Lord drawing them together to win souls and minister to the hurting in Latin America.
In November 2005, Dennis and Stephen stood side by side in Tela, Honduras for the first LOLI crusade. 30 crusades later, Dennis continues to serve as crusade director, lead translator, and a vital part of the LOLI team. Dennis is married to Tammy, has three children and serves on the Pastors Association of San Pedro Sula.

Alisa Evans

Alisa was part of the LOLI family before there even was one!  When Stephen was invited to serve with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, she saw it as a divine door to something extraordinary.  She was right!  Twelve years and many nations later, Alisa continues to balance family and ministry. Stephen and Alisa have been married 16 years and have two children, one dog and a fish.

Steve New

Steve has been part of the LOLI family from the beginning. He met Stephen and Alisa in 2004 when they returned from serving Reinhard Bonnke. In 2005, Steve and Stephen grew closer during a mission trip to Medellin, Colombia – and Steve agreed to join LOLI in Tela for the first crusade – a month later. The rest is history!
A graduate of Texas A&M, Steve serves as the VP of LOLI and travels frequently with Stephen. Steve is available as a speaker and lives in Fort Worth.

Alvaro Matehuala

Alvaro has been part of the LOLI family since 2012, when he attended the Honduras Prays national campaign in San Pedro Sula. Two years later he started traveling with Stephen and speaking at the LOLI prayer and pastor conferences. In 2016, he joined the staff as Director of Intercession. Alvaro is marred to Linda, has five children, five grandchildren, and also serves as President of Christian International House of Prayer.


Light of Life International started in 2004, after Stephen and Alisa returned to Texas. Having served as the personal assistant to Reinhard Bonnke, Stephen had seen the Africa crusades first hand and had a fire burning in his heart to do the same. Surprisingly, the call came – not to Africa or places where Stephen and Alisa had contacts – but to Central America and the Caribbean. Growing into citywide evangelism certainly brought its challenges along the way, but 30 crusades later the Lord Jesus has demonstrated His great faithfulness and power over and over again.
The journey has also been marked by encounters with children and families in poverty. As a teenager, Alisa had dreams of being surrounded by children on the mission field and Stephen served on his dad’s staff as the director of global missions. It should be no surprise then that LOLI seeks out creative ways to minister to the needs of people. From providing groceries and ice cream in remote and impoverished neighborhoods to giving huge teddy bears to children stuck in hospitals at Christmas, compassion make up a huge part of the LOLI vision.
We are so thankful for the first 12 years of ministry in Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. We are in awe of the power and love Jesus Christ to save, heal, and transform lives. And as long as we can, we look forward to taking His Gospel even further!


We are passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Evangelism, is at the heart of everything we do. Nothing is more important than people encountering Jesus! Why passion? It is His passion. It is His fire that burns within our spirits for Him. We feel very strongly at Light of Life International that we are fire starters, and we want the world and all the church to have that same fire too!


Compassion involves addressing the needs of the poor. From shoes, to food, and even stuffed animals for children, all of it shows God’s love. At LOLI we believe in loving people in a practical, tangible, physical way. It’s the very same compassion that the Lord shows each one of us! It touches the physical, impacts the spiritual in order to affect the heart of a person, a family, even a nation.


When you come on a trip with Light of Life International, we want your life to be changed. We are believing for new gifts to be released, and new direction in your life. God has a beautiful destiny for everyone, and that includes you. We want to see your destiny released, to see that spark, and then to throw fuel on the fire. We are believing for you to grasp a bigger vision of who God is, and a bigger vision of what He can do in your life.


We may visit a city for a week, but we want it to be changed for eternity. We want God to come in and change nations, starting with each person we come in contact with. We’ve seen families healed from broken relationships, unity among pastors in a city restored, city-wide intercessory networks established, and the spiritual atmosphere of entire cities be changed. It’s our goal that the fire continue long after we leave!

God has a beautiful destiny for everyone, and that includes you.

God has a beautiful destiny for everyone, and that includes you.


Thank you for your prayers and interest in Light of Life International. If you would like to join our team of global intercessors or receive more information about this ministry, please contact us. God bless you!