Lighthouse Baptist Church was begun as a mission of the Shawnee Baptist Church of Louisville under the direction of its Pastor, Dr. Lonnie Mattingly. In 1998, Sunday services were held in a downtown storefront in Taylorsville. Four years later, two acres were purchased outside of town at its current location. On March 23, 2002 the church organized with sixteen people signing a church charter and covenant and calling Patrick Nix as its first pastor.
The first building was a 28×60 modular building which the church used for three years. On April 2005 construction began on the current building which includes a 120 seat auditorium, nursery, four classrooms and a fellowship area.
The church has grown from six people to well over seventy in its fifteen years of existence. Its missions program currently supports seven missionaries serving all over the world. It has seen dozens of people saved and hundreds of changed lives and continues to be a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ and the word of God.
What we Believe
We believe the absolute, sole, authoritative rule for faith and practice is the perfect, preserved, word of God, which for English speaking people is the AV 1611, King James Bible. (Ps. 12: 6-7)
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His death for sinners, His literal bodily resurrection and His literal bodily return to this earth to reign for a thousand years. (I Tim. 3:16)
We believe that any religious person who depends upon the sacraments, or the golden rule, or the church, or the Ten Commandments to justify himself before God will be condemned at the White Throne Judgment and banished to the Lake of Fire for trusting his righteousness instead of Jesus Christ’s righteousness. (Rom. 4:5, Tit. 3:5)
We believe that water baptism for the regenerated believer is immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (I Cor. 1:16)
We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper constitute the only two scriptural ordinances for the church, but neither has any saving power. (I Cor. 1:14-17; 15:23-30)
We believe in the eternal security of the believer as part of the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that verses which seem to teach otherwise are either addressed, doctrinally, to saints not in the church age, or deal with matters other than salvation. (Rom. 5:6-10; Eph. 1:3-7; 5:30)
We believe the Bible must be rightly divided in order to understand it. The entire Bible is for our learning but not all of the Bible is for us to do in this present age. (II Tim. 2:15)