Lighthouse readies for ‘big day’

Lighthouse Baptist Church on March 9 will celebrate its annual “Big Day” service, featuring special music and dinner.

Lighthouse Baptist congregation (Photo/courtesy)

Lighthouse Baptist congregation (Photo/courtesy)

The church was started by Pastor Rick Carter Sr. in 2001, with the first service held Sept. 9, 2001, in a storefront on state Highway 152. At first called Tabernacle Baptist Church, 10 people attended that first service. The name was later changed to Lighthouse Baptist to avoid confusion with Faith Tabernacle.

Three years later, the congregation had outgrown the storefront and the church purchased land at its current location at 516 West Park Place Drive. Groundbreaking took place in April 2004, with church members writing Bible verses on the red iron outer walls, and each cross beam also displays Scripture. Big Day celebrates the first service held in the new location on March 6, 2005.

Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., with worship service starting at 11 a.m. The celebration is open to the public.

For more information, call the church at 376-6522 or see its website at

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