Welcome to Lighthouse Baptist Church of Rhode Island! Located in East Providence, we are a multi-cultural, Bible-centered church dedicated to carrying out the Great Commission both locally and globally. We seek to reach a world that has grown cold to “Church,” skeptical towards Christianity, and largely unacquainted with the Good News — that salvation is available to every person through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is eternally secure.
We seek to nurture this relationship through Preaching, Bible Study, Prayer, Discipleship, Service, and Community Outreach. We are committed to sharing the love of Christ in tangible ways with a world entangled in the heartbreak of sin. We invite you along on our journey of growth as we serve Jesus Christ our Lord!
Our vision is to be a church on mission from God, to live holy lives according the Word, and love our neighborhood and community with Christ's love.
WHAT WE DO
We meet together on Sunday mornings and evenings for church services. We also have Bible study groups on Wednesday evenings.
Lighthouse Baptist Church is a vibrant, diverse community, seeking a deeper understanding of Jesus, His purpose for our lives, and sharing His love with others.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in the verbal plenary inspiration of the entire Bible, in the original manuscripts of sixty-six books, which is without error, supreme and final in all matters of belief and practice. 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Isaiah 40:8; John 17:17
We believe in one God eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matt. 3:16-17; Matt. 28:19; John 14:16; John 15:26
We believe in Jesus Christ as fully God and fully man, His conception by the Holy Spirit, His virgin birth, His crucifixion, His bodily resurrection, and His personal, visible return with power and great glory. Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 14; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6; Phil 2:5-11; Acts 1:6-11; 1 Thess. 4:14-17; 2 Thess.1:7
We believe that man --being created by a direct act of God-- was a righteous, free, moral being; that he sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of physical and spiritual death, not only for himself but also for the entire human race; and that the result is that we are all sinful by nature. Gen 1:26,27:Gen 2:7; Gen 5:1-2; Gen 3:1-7; Rom 3:9-18, 23; Rom 5:12; Rom 7:18; Eph. 2:1-3
We believe that Jesus Christ, by His substitutionary death on the cross, secured salvation for all those who will receive Him as their only Savior; that these, who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit, will never perish, and that it is impossible for anyone to be saved except by Jesus Christ. John 3:16,17,36; Rom 5:8; Rom 6:23; John 14:6; Eph. 4:30; Acts 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:5; John 10:28-29
We believe that God’s family is composed of all believers, and that the local, visible church is a congregation of baptized believers in a particular locality, associated for worship, fellowship, service, and observation of the ordinances, and that this local church is independent in that the only authority over it is that of Christ and the Word of God. John 3:3-8; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Tim 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-5;
We believe that every Christian should be baptized (immersed) in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that baptism is an outward act of obedience, symbolic of God’s inner work of regeneration, and that it represents the believer’s identification with Christ, his/her baptism by the Holy Spirit and his/her good conscience before God. Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12,36-39; Acts 9:17-18
We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper as the continual, spiritual fellowship with our Savior. It is for believers only, and that by doing this we remember His death until He comes. 1 Cor. 11:17-30; Luke 22:15-20
We believe in the ultimate triumph of Jesus Christ, His church and the righteousness at His glories appearing; in the resurrection of the dead, in the eternal blessedness of the saved and in the eternal, conscious suffering of the unsaved. Matthew 24:27-30,36-44; Rev 20:7-15; Rev 21:1-8,22-27; Rev 22:1-5; Phil 2:10