What We Believe

The following are the core beliefs of Lighthouse Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible.  All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines from the Assemblies of God.


We believe there is One God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He is truly God and truly man. Matthew 28:19

The Bible

We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. It was written by men, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is authoritative, and without error.  2 Timothy 3:15, Hebrews 4:12


We believe every person matters to God. All people were created in the image of God to have relationship with him, but became separated from God through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. Titus 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:15, Romans 3:23


We believe that the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to anyone who places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9, Hebrews 9:12-15

The Church

We recognize Jesus Christ as the leader of River of Life, not a person, group, or religious organization. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the world. Colossians 1:18, Hebrews 10:25

Our Response

Baptism by Immersion

We practice baptism by immersion under water – the way Jesus was baptized. Once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, we believe that water baptism is an important step as a proclamation of faith. Colossians 2:12


Our hearts were created to be loved by God and in turn to love him with all of our hearts. Worship is the way we live our lives and respond to who God is, what He has done, and His powerful love for us. One of the most consistent ways we worship is through singing and speaking words of reverence to him. Mark 12:29-31, Colossians 3:16, Psalm 29:2

Spirit-led Living

We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. So, we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right and to obey God’s command to “be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18, John 15:5


We practice receiving Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Luke 22:19

Giving Back to God

We practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is Biblical. We recognize that Jesus taught about money a great deal while on earth and stated a profound truth when he said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21, Leviticus 27:30

Every Believer is a Minister

The Bible teaches that every follower of Christ is called to “full-time” Christian service, regardless of his/her vocation. This is called the “priesthood of believers” and means that we’re all called to be ministers. We believe that every person has talents and abilities to be discovered, developed, and deployed. 1 Peter 2:9

Telling Others About Jesus

Jesus asked every one of us to share the Good News and God’s love with the people in our lives! We believe that it is the responsibility of every Christian to tell others about Jesus and invite friends to church. 1 Peter 3:15