Light Notes

October 31, 2012

F.I.R.M.E. changes lives, 1 gang member at a time

Pastor Jesse Campos, a former gang member, founded F.I.R.M.E., which uses faith-based teachings to help remove Tri-City youth from a life of crime. He spoke of 40 active gangs in the Tri-Cities and Benton/Franklin counties, where a conservative estimate is 1,300 documented gang members.

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Lucy Luginbill


Lucy Luginbill is a career television producer-host and the Spiritual Life editor for the Tri-City Herald. In her column, she reflects on the meaning of her name, “Light Bringer.” If you have a story idea for Light Notes, contact her at 509-551-2191 or

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