"following Christ. Loving others.
We are a local Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, and Bible-practicing church. Our mission is to follow Christ, love others, and serve both.
We believe in the verbal inspiration and preservation of the Scriptures. The Hebrew Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Greek Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are the original language texts we use, and from which the Authorized King James Version of the Bible was translated. It is the text we use in our English-speaking ministries.
We believe that the Bible is the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. It reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God’s plan and purpose in the ages.
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons — God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, co-eternal, identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
We believe in the deity, virgin birth, and bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is God with us and the only way to forgiveness of sin and eternal life.
We believe that salvation is “by grace” plus nothing and minus nothing. The condition to salvation is “repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.” We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Justification is an eternal relationship that can never be broken.
We believe the Christian life is one of growing in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ as we walk in His steps and become more like Him. Holiness is Christ-likeness through separation unto God from the philosophies, values and practices of the fallen world system.
Every Christian is to be an active member of an autonomous, local New Testament Church. As an Independent Baptist Church, we observe baptism by immersion and the Lord’s supper as an act of worship and remembrance of our Saviour’s sacrifice for our sins. We are active in our community in sharing the gospel and serving others.
We believe in the imminent, visible, personal, pretribulation, and premillennial return of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost in Hell.
Pastor King was saved at the age of five and was reared in a Christian home in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. He was blessed to learn great Bible truths and hear tremendous Bible preaching while growing up in Cleveland Baptist Church under the pastorate of Dr. Roy Thompson. Pastor King also greatly benefited by regularly attending Sword of the Lord conferences and youth weeks at the Bill Rice Ranch. In 1972, he graduated from Midwestern Baptist College where he was blessed by the ministry of Dr. Tom Malone. He has pastored in Ohio, Indiana, and Georgia. In 1970, he married Gloria Bennett while he was still in college. Gloria was saved in Ionia, Michigan through the bus ministry of Temple Baptist Church and Dr. Golden Blount. They are blessed with three children, twelve grand children, and two great-grandchildren. Pastor King’s life verse and philosophy of life is found in Proverbs 28:20, “A faithful man shall abound with blessings.”
ken king, Pastor
Wesley King, associate pastor
Pastor Wesley was saved at the age of four and was reared in a Christian home in Anderson, Indiana. He has been blessed to grow up in the ministry serving with his father and Pastor King since childhood and sitting under his grandfather's leadership and preaching for most of his life. He served as the Assistant to the Pastor from Lake Street's inception until moving to the Carolinas in 2018 to follow God's leading into full-time ministry. In December of that year, he married his childhood sweetheart, Olivia Ball, upon completing his Bible college degree in Biblical Studies. They are blessed with two boys! Together, they have served the Lord in youth ministry, bus ministry, community outreach, music ministry, children's ministry, and much more. They have a great desire to serve the Lord and others in our church and in our community, as well as to direct others on how to build a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ. His life verse and philosophy of life is found in the words of John the Baptist as recorded in John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease."
Pastor Dave was saved at the age of five and was reared in a Christian home in Anderson, Indiana as a pastor's son. He married his wife, Trina, in March of 1993. They are blessed with four children and two grandchildren. He graduated from Indiana Business College and has worked in the IT industry for over twenty years. He has also served alongside his father, Pastor King, for over twenty years in local church ministry, ranging from youth ministry, bus ministry, music ministry, and more. His life verse and philosophy of life is found in Jude 22, "And of some have compassion, making a difference."