Nineteen Years and Still Going Strong!

Nineteen Years and Still Going Strong!
This week Lighthouse Baptist Church will celebrate its nineteenth anniversary. The Word anniversary is used because the church is the bride of Christ. What a blessing it has been to be a part of this wonderful church. It is the Lords doing and it is marvelous in our eyes! Sunday September 24 of 2000 we had our first service in a little building located at 524 West St. We had a good attendance at that first service. I think we had about sixty people although some were friends from out of town who were actually members of other churches. Eventually they all went back to their home churches. We still had about forty of us that were meeting on Sunday mornings, some were families that came with us when we started; The Reynolds family, the Savage family, Sammy Henderson, The Barnes, and The Bococks. What a blessing these families were! 
I love them and thank God for them all. We prayed, fasted, and went soul winning and God gave the increase. Something happened in December of 2000 that looked like revival. People began to come and souls began to get saved and baptized regularly. By May of 2001 we had over a hundred people coming to church. I can’t explain it other than God gave the increase.
The fall of 2004 we moved to 858 W. 250 N. after meeting in a gymnasium on Sunday mornings for two years. The church has had three major building projects and sits on sixteen and a half acres of land that it owns. We are still soul winning, praying, preaching the Word and upholding a biblical standard in the community. God has allowed a lot of good people to be part of Lighthouse over the years. Whether you were part of the past or the present I thank God for you all. It is God that has brought us together. May we continue to Exalt the Savior, Encourage the saints, and Evangelize the sinners!
“…upon this rock (faith in Christ Jesus) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 

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