Our Mission & Vision
Our vision and mission is to reach every creature with the Gospel
The Great Commision is our goal. We wish to reach the whole world with the Gospel, see them baptized and then dicipled. We won’t stop until we have fulfilled this Commission by reaching every creature.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Our Beliefs & Values
This is by no means an exhaustive statement of faith, but it will give you a good idea as to what we believe. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
We believe that the Holy Bible, as originally written, was verbally and plenarily inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore is truth without any admixture of error for its matter. We believe the Bible to be the center of true Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried. We believe that God has not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for English speaking peoples. All preaching and teaching ministries will use the King James Version. (II Timothy 3:16- 17; II Peter 1:19-21, Psalms 119:89)
The True God
We believe there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite, sovereign Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Exodus 20:2-3; I Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11)
We believe in the absolute Deity of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ; that He was divine as no other man can be, being very God of very God, existing from all eternity co-equal with the Father, and the Spirit; that He never ceased to be God for one instant and that His humiliation did not consist in laying aside His deity; that as man He was miraculously begotten of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. (John 1:1-2; I John 5:20; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:26-38)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is agent in the new birth; that He seals, endures, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer, indwelling every true Child of God. The gifts of tongues and healing were “sign-gifts” until the Scriptures were completed. The gifts ceased at that time. (John 14:16-17; Matthew 28:19; Hebrews 9:14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Genesis 1:1-3; John 16:8-11; Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5-6; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14; Mark 1:8; John 1:33; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:29; Romans 8:14,16,26-27; Romans 15:19; Hebrews 2:4; I Corinthians 13:8)
The Devil, or Satan
We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, and the ruler of all powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. (Matthew 4:1-11; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)
We believe the Genesis account of creation as being neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate creative acts of God without any evolutionary process; that man, spirit, soul, and body, was created by a direct work of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parent of the entire human race; that the time of creation was a literal six day week with 24 hour days. (Genesis 1 and 2; Colossians 1:14-17; John 1:3)
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker: but by voluntary transgression Adam fell from his sinless and happy state, all men sinned in him, in consequence of which all men are totally depraved, and partakers of Adam’s fallen nature, and are sinners by nature and by conduct; and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse. (Genesis 3:1-6, 24; Romans 3:10-19; 5:12,19; 1:18,32)
The Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God the Son. (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 1:14; Hebrews 1:8)
The Atonement for Sin
We believe that the salvation of sinners is divinely initiated and wholly of grace through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God Who, by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinners place, the Just dying for the unjust; Christ the Lord, bearing our sin in His own body on the tree. (Jonah 2:9; Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24-25; John 3:16; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 2:7-8; Hebrews 2:14; Isaiah 53:4-7; I John 4:10; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:24)
Resurrection and Priesthood
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, where He now sits on the right hand of the father as our High Priest. (Matthew 28:6-7; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; I Corinthians 15:4; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:2-6,51; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 3:21; Hebrews 8:6; 12:2; 7:25; I Timothy 2:5, I John 2:1, Hebrews 2:17; 5:9-10)
Grace in the New Creation
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about by our sovereign God in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith, and newness of life. (John 3:3; II Corinthians 5:17; I John 5:1; John 3:6-7; Acts 16: 30-33; II Peter 1:4; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1,5; II Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:13; John 3:8)
We believe that justification is the judicial act of God whereby He declares us to be righteous through faith in Christ Jesus; that justification includes the pardon of sin and the imputation of God’s righteousness; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood. (Acts 13:39; Isaiah 53:11; Zechariah 13:1; II Corinthians 5:18-21; Romans 5:1,9; 8:1)
We believe that repentance is a change of mind and purpose toward God prompted by the Holy Spirit; that it is characterized by godly sorrow for sin as offensive to God and ruinous to the soul; and that true repentance is inseparably related to true faith. (Luke 13:1-3; 15:7; Acts 8:22; Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Acts 20:21)
Faith and Salvation
We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation. (Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 11)
We believe that sanctification is the divine setting apart of the believer unto God, accomplished in a threefold manner: first, an eternal act of God, based upon redemption in Christ, establishing the believer in a position of holiness at the moment he trusts the Saviour; second, a continuing process in the saint as the Holy Spirit applies the Word of God to the life; third, the final accomplishment this process at the Lord’s return. (Hebrews 10:10-14; 3:1; John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 3:18; I Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 5:25-26; I Thessalonians 4:3-4; 5:23-24; Ephesians 5:27; I John 3:2; Jude 24-25; Revelation 22:11)
We believe that adoption is the gracious act whereby the Father, for the sake of Christ, places new believers into the honored position of mature sons, in contrast with regeneration, whereby the believer receives the nature of God and becomes a child of God. The full benefit of the position accorded by adoption as the sons of God awaits the glorification of the believer at the coming of the Lord. (Ephesians 1:5; Galatians 4:1-7; Ephesians 1:13-14; I John 3:1-2)
Security of the Saints
We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by the Father for Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6; John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39; Jude 1)
We believe in the unity of all true believers in the Church which is the Body of Christ, which was established on the Day of Pentecost, and that all believers, from Pentecost to the Rapture, both Jews and Gentiles, are added to this Church by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe that this Church is manifested through the local church which is a congregation of immersed believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, privileges invested in them by His Word; and that its officers are Pastor and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Scripture. We believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; and that on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final. (Ephesians 3:1-6; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11; Acts 20:17-28; I Timothy 3:1-7; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:23-24; Acts 15:3-18)
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, under the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, through Whom we died to sin and rose to a new life; that baptism is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership. We believe that The Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He come, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination. We believe that the Biblical order of ordinances is baptism and The Lord’s Supper and the participants should be immersed believers. (Acts 8:36,38,39; John 3:23; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 3:16; Colossians 2:12; I Corinthians 11:23-28; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42)
We believe in obedience to the Biblical commands to separate entirely from worldliness and ecclesiastical apostasy unto God. (II Corinthians 6:14-7:1; I Thessalonians 1:9-10; I Timothy 6:3-15; Romans 16:17; II John 9-11)
We believe that civil government is the divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except in things opposed to the to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the only Lord of the conscience and the coming King of kings. We recognize the command to render unto Caesar the things which are Caesars and unto God the things which are Gods and the two should always be kept separate. (Romans 13:1-7; II Samuel 23:3; Exodus 18:1,22; Acts 23:5; Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29; 4:19-20; Daniel 3:17-18)
We believe in the sovereign selection of Israel as God’s eternal covenant people, that she is now dispersed because of her disobedience and rejection of Christ, and that she will be regathered in the Holy Land and, after the completion of the Church, will be saved as a nation at the second advent of Christ; that the present day movement of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel is in unbelief and is not in the fulfillment of the promises of God. (Genesis 13:14-17; Romans 11:1-32; Ezekiel 37)
The Rapture and Subsequent Events
We believe in the imminent, premillennial return of Christ for His Church and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be given glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without tasting death, and all shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the seventieth week of Daniel. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:42-44,51-54; Philippians 3:20-21; Revelation 3:10) We believe that The Great Tribulation, which follows the Rapture of the Church, will be culminated by the revelation of Christ in power and great glory to sit upon the throne of David and to establish the millennial reign. (Daniel 9:25-27; Matthew 24:39-31; Luke 1:30-33; Isaiah 9:6-7; 11:1-9; Acts 2:29-30; Revelation 20:1-4,6)
The Righteous and the Wicked
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that only those who are justified by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Spirit of our God are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse; and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in the lake of fire. (Malachi 3:18; Genesis 18:23; Romans 6:17-18; I John 5:19; Romans 7:6; 6:23; Proverbs 14:32; Luke 16:25; Matthew 25:34-41; John 8:21; Revelation 20:14-15)
“Lighthouse Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental Baptist church located on the corner of Eagle River Loop and Eagle River Road in Eagle River, Alaska. We’re commonly referred to as “The little white church across from Walmart.” Thank you for visiting our website. We’d love to meet you in person!“
– Pastor John Clum
Who We Are
Pastor John Clum is the interim pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church. He became interim pastor in 2014, and has faithfully led the church according to the Lord’s direction since then. Come hear him preach God’s message straight from God’s Word.
Interim Pastor John Clum
Our Service Times are as follows:
Sunday School | 10 AM
Sunday AM Worship | 11 AM
Sunday PM Worship | 6 PM
Bible Study | 6 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Who All Can Attend?
Anyone can attend. In fact, we encourage you to attend any of our services. We’d love to see you there.
What Bible Do You Use?
We teach and preach from the King James Bible. We believe it to be the preserved word of God in the English language.
How Can I Keep Up With You?
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What Do You Believe?
To put it plainly, we believe the Bible. You can find our more about what we believe here.
Do You Sing Hymns?
Yes. We still sing the good old hymns. Come out and help us praise the Lord in song.