About Our Church

  Our History
 
~   In the summer of 1995, Pastor Richard Austin and his family came to Baldwin City, Kansas with the hope of starting a new church. They had heard of a little brick church building on the corner of Sixth and Baker that was sitting empty, and after getting permission to hold services there, Lighthouse Baptist Church was started. The first service was held on July 2, 1995.  There were fourteen people who attended that service and we were all rejoicing!  
In October of 2013, the Lord allowed us to purchase an old elementry school building with tons of space and potential. For the last several years we have been busy making it our home. It has been wonderful watching the Lord lead and bless in this project. God is so good! 


What We Believe

*We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  It is the revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.

*We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

* We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His death on the cross; His resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His imminent return.

* We believe that man was created by and for God and that man was created in God's image.

* We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross and that He was a perfect, atoning sacrifice.  We believe that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death.

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers, enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.

* We believe in the Holy Ordinance of Baptism by immersion in water.  It is to be participated in by believers and is a picture of death to sin, burial and resurrection with Him in newness of life.

* We believe in the Holy Ordinance of the Lord's Supper.  We believe it is to be celebrated as a command of Jesus and that the elements of bread and wine, representing His Body and Blood, are divine symbols of His sacrifice for the souls of humanity.

* We believe in the power of prayer and believe that it is a command of Jesus.



What to Expect
 
* What are the services like?
 Our Sunday morning service is focused on one main worship service. In that service we sing, pray and hear a message from God's Word.
 
* How long does the Sunday Morning Service last?
  Services typically last for an hour to an hour and a half.
 
* What do I wear?
 We're more concerned with meeting your real life needs than what you wear.  Dress usually ranges from blue jeans to business suits and ties -all are welcome!
 
* What about my children?
 A nursery is provided for infant through preschool throughout the whole service. Children's Church is provided for  ages 4-12 during the a.m. preaching service.
 
 
* Will I have to say anything, give anything or be singled out?
 You can be assured that you will never be put on the spot, pressured to say anything or give anything, and will never be embarrassed.