We are by nature enemies of God and the only way to be made right with him is through faith in the person and work of Jesus. This is the Gospel: the good news that God saves sinners through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Not only is the gospel the entry point into salvation, it is also what we grow up in to spiritual maturity. Spiritual growth to maturity is believing the truth of the gospel to a greater and greater degree throughout our lives. Therefore, we exist as a church because of and for the cause of the gospel – all that we do as a church is centered around the gospel.
Our mission is to engage in the disciple-making process As followers of Jesus, our primary objective is to make more disciples – to reproduce ourselves as followers of Jesus. As we do this, we join in the disciple-making movement that Jesus began – we are disciples making disciples who make disciples in the context of relationships with others (Matthew 28:19-20). The disciple-making process modeled by Jesus is: Win the lost, build the believer, equip the worker, multiply the disciple-maker. Making disciples is the process of becoming more and more like Jesus and helping others do the same, wherever they are at spiritually.
All that we do as a church is aimed at fostering intentional, disciple-making relationships. The environments for disciple-making at our church are the Corporate Gathering, Home Communities and DNA Groups. These three gatherings, working together, are the environment for you to intentionally engage in the disciple-making process – growing to spiritual maturity and helping others do the same.
on Sunday mornings something transcendent takes place as the local expression of Christ’s Church gathers to rehearse and proclaim the gospel through the reading and proclamation of God’s Word, song, prayer, giving, communion and baptism
LFB is in association with Church Venture Northwest.
Angie grew up in Brush Prairie, Washington. She spent 4 years with Operation Mobilization where she met her husband, Adam. She started attending LFB in 2010 and came on staff in 2018. Angie has four young daughters who she loves spending time with. All are currently in kids ministry which makes her job very near to her heart. She is passionate about helping kids understand the gospel of Jesus.
Annie is originally from Sydney, Australia. She grew up traveling & sailing around the world with her family. In 2010 she came to work at Camp Tadmor and this is where she met her husband Kenny. They got married in Australia in 2017 and moved to Lebanon in 2019. Annie & Kenny started attending LFB in 2019 and have been a part of the youth ministry ever since. They welcomed their new son in November 2021. Annie joined the LFB staff in 2021. She loves the outdoors, painting and working out.
Jordan moved to Lebanon in 6th grade, where she lived until she graduated high school. She graduated from University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and moved to California with her husband Dan. Jordan moved back to Lebanon and started attending Lebanon First Baptist Church in late 2014. She has been serving with LFB Youth since 2015 and on staff since June 2020. She has 3 young children and enjoys lifting weights, coffee and feeding into the lives of young people in Lebanon.
Lucas grew up in Lebanon and attended LFB ever since he could remember. He joined staff in the Summer of 2021 as his first real job. He enjoys playing soccer, lifting weights, hiking, working on anything related to computers, and even built and designed this website.
Terry Larkin became our interim pastor on December 1, 2021. He has served churches in California, Virginia, and Oregon as either a senior pastor or interim pastor. Besides being a pastor Terry has also served as an Army chaplain – both on active duty and in the National Guard. Terry is a graduate of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Western Seminary, and the Army War College. He enjoys reading (especially history and biographies), growing fruit trees, and playing golf. He is married and has a grown son.