Steven Lightle


Steven Lightle, 83, of Seattle, Washington, passed away on March 17, 2023 in Manila, Philippines. He was born in Chehalis in 1939 to Mary Jane and Melvin Lightle. When asked how he felt, Steve always said, “if I felt any better, I would be in Heaven"; and now he is in Heaven.

Steve was a businessman in Seattle in the 1960’s with a Triple X drive-in in Burien and later opened an Arco service station in Lake City called “Dippy Duck” car wash. Then, working with the Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship International (FGBMFI).  Steve was given a vision by the Lord in 1974, about the downfall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Jewish people to Israel. He is a bestselling author of 2 books about the Jewish people coming home to Israel.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife Judy, and survived by his children Lynn and Michele, brother Warren and sister Judy, his grandchildren Rebecca, Michael and Jacob and four great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 AM at Cedar Park Church, 16300 112th Ave. NE, Bothell WA.

The Lightle family is receiving flowers. However, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made “In Memory of Steve Lightle ”to either Operation Exodus USA, PO Box 568, Lancaster, NY 14086 ( or Ebenezer Operation Exodus International Christian ministries (, assisting the Jewish people return to Israel. Please designate your gift for USA Or International.

Arrangements under the care of Chapel of the Resurrection Funeral Home, Bothell, WA 425-939-1332.

  • Fraud (Posted: April 17, 2024)
    Not jewish.... not elijah come again.
  • Peter & Anna Yates (Posted: November 23, 2023)
    We were privileged to know Steve &Judy In the 1970’s when Steve landed in the Uk with a group from USA and the FGBMFI Uk was born - Steve’s unbounded enthusiasm was instrumental in the launch of our first meetings and the eventual establishment of over 200 chapters in the UK - His amazing humility and total reliance on his Lord for guiding him in and out of Russia in a truly miraculous way is legendary- Thank you Steve for your faithfulness - we will never forget you - take your crown and wear it with pride! 👑 - Peter & Anna Yates
  • J. Gunnar Olson, Founder of ICCC (Posted: October 13, 2023)
    Having had the privilege by the grace of God to know Stephen Lightle from 1974, and oftentime working together with him both inFull Gospel Business Mens International on the European leadership level, and later also enjoying rich times of fellowship with him in Operation Exodus and International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), I wish to honor him and his memory. Stephen Lightle was a unique and annointed instrument in the pruposes of the Lord for our time. Eternity we will reveal the rich fruit of his humble walk in obedience to God's calling. I give thanks to the Lord for Stephen and for the glorious impact he has had on my life. To God be all the glory!
  • Peter Flewelling (Posted: October 09, 2023)
    I knew Steve and Judy while attending Gold Creek Christian Center in Woodenville Wa, and and have shared often of God's calling on his life with bringing out of Russia, Jews back to their home land ! God be praised !
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