What We Believe

What We Believe

Lakewood is a warm and friendly church that boldly and clearly believes, preaches, and lives the gospel of Jesus Christ. We stand for the truth of God’s Word and exhibit its transforming power in our lives by the grace of God. We believe that the church that goes is the church that grows (Matt. 28:18-20). Therefore, we are committed to spreading the gospel around our community and our world so that people might find redemption in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are looking for a healthy, growing, and biblical church, you should join us on Sundays at 10:45am for corporate worship and check out the other ways that God is using Lakewood.

Our Mission

The mission of Lakewood Baptist Church is to glorify God and make His Name known. 

Our Vision

Lakewood exists to bring glory to God by fulfilling the Great Commission by making disciples who multiply the gospel, and by building Christ-centered community throughout the greater Lynchburg area.

Summary of Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer’s death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus; and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.

We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those that are saved into the resurrection of life and those that are unsaved into the resurrection of damnation.

We affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.