1PE 2:9 “…so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”
Lighthouse Bible Church:
Lighthouse Bible Church (LBC) is a no-nonsense, non-denominational, grace oriented and Bible centered Christian church. LBC is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ and providing accurate Bible teaching from the original languages of scripture. This teaching is designed to build up and edify members of the Body of Christ. (EPH 4:11-13)
LBC is a grace oriented ministry and provides Bible teaching to those who desire it completely free of charge. Freely we have received and freely we shall give. Additionally, in order to respect people’s privacy, we do not request membership of any kind from our congregation. (EPH 1:6, ROM 8:32, LUK 6:38)
LBC has grown out of a home Bible Study group which has met for over 25 years in the home of two of the founders. They graciously and faithfully opened up their home three times a week to a small but dedicated group of believers. Recently, God opened the door for this group to step out in faith and open a local assembly which magnifies the Word of God. Lighthouse Bible Church was born when Pastor John Farley, formerly of Grace Bible Church in Somerset Massachusetts, decided to become their Pastor.
LBC is located at 1307 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach, Florida where Bible classes are held three times a week. Join us for face to face teaching with Pastor John Farley every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7-8 PM and on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. Prep school classes are provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-12 during scheduled Bible classes. Additionally we have a semi private “mother’s room” where new moms can tend to newborns’ needs during Bible classes.
For more information on LBC or to download Bible teaching, please visit our website at www.lbible.org or call us at (954) 320-7865.
Pastor John Farley:
Pastor Farley was ordained by Pastor Robert R. McLaughlin of Grace Bible Church in Somerset, Massachusetts, where he faithfully served as an Assistant Pastor for many years.
Pastor Farley is very grateful for Pastor McLaughlin's teaching, training, kindness and friendship. Likewise, he's extremely grateful for the nurturing and support he has received for many years from members of the local assembly at Grace Bible Church and the Royal Family around the world who study under Pastor McLaughlin.
Pastor Farley and his family have now relocated to South Florida to begin the journey to which God has called them. South Florida and Lighthouse Bible Church have become their new home, where Pastor John faithfully teaches his congregation accurate Bible Doctrine week in and week out. Teaching the Word of God is Pastor Farley’s calling and joy.
What We Believe:
How can I be saved? The Gospel
Salvation is the free gift of God provided to man by grace through faith in Christ Jesus (EPH 2:8-9). Simply believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the One who died for your sins, and you shall be saved! The work of salvation was finished for us at the Cross; we cannot earn it nor do we deserve it. Our Lord Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price by offering Himself as the propitiation for the sins of the world (that includes yours!). By grace, God provides eternal life to whoever will simply believe in His Son. “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved…” (ACT 16:31, JOH 3:16)
Once Saved, Always Saved. Eternal Security
Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are kept secure forever. Once God the Father imputes His perfect righteousness to a believer at salvation, it can never be undone by anyone or anything. There is nothing you could ever do and no sin you could ever commit which would result in the loss of your salvation. God desires all believers to have personal assurance of their eternal security; this is truth that sets you free! (JOH 10:27-30; ROM 8:1; ROM 8:38-39; 1CO 1:4-8; 1TH 5:23-24; HEB 10:14).
Christ Died for All. The Unlimited Atonement
God freely offers salvation to everyone, not merely some of us. Through His spiritual death on the Cross, the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished the redemption of every man, woman, and child who ever was or will be born. God desires ALL men to come to a saving knowledge of the truth of the Gospel. The Lord Jesus Christ is the propitiation for the sins of the entire world. (1TI 2:3-5, 1JO 2:2; 2CO 5:19; 1PE 3:18)
Christianity is the opposite of Religion.
All religions have one thing in common; they’re man trying to impress God and earn salvation through his human works. On the other hand, Christianity is God seeking and saving man on the basis of what He’s done for us through his Son. God is the aggressor in establishing a relationship with man. He came down to us because we could never work our way back up to Him. Christianity recognizes that our old man can never be cleaned up, and instead teaches us how to put on the “new man” (COL 3:10) through the renewing of our minds (EPH 4:23).
Grace is undeserved favor from God
Grace is free, limitless, unmerited blessing to helpless, undeserving sinners from the loving God who is completely satisfied by the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ (ROM 5:17-21; EPH 1:6-7) . Grace is God’s policy towards us and all that He is free to provide for us. Thankfully it’s not about what we earn and certainly not what we deserve (ROM 11:6). God’s Grace is abundant and He desires to shower us with it (EPH 2:7); it’s our job to simply say yes and receive His highest and best. God does all the work and we receive the benefits!
After Salvation, living the Spiritual Life
God desires everyone to be saved and come to an intimate knowledge of Him and His plan through the consistent intake, metabolization and application of his Word (1TI 2:3-4). The spiritual life can only be learned through consistent study of the Word taught by a prepared Pastor Teacher. As the growing believer is nourished by the Word, he will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and live the life God has called him to. (2PE 3:18)
LBC Financial policy
Lighthouse Bible Church is a grace ministry and operates entirely on voluntary contributions. We do not solicit funds, and we certainly DO NOT believe in tithing! When gratitude for the word of God motivates a believer to give, he or she has the privilege of contributing to the dissemination of Bible doctrine and the upkeep of the local assembly.
There is no price on any teaching materials at LBC. Anyone who desires Bible teaching can receive them free of charge or obligation. God provides Bible doctrine. We wish to reflect His grace.
Our Leadership Team:
With Pastor Farley leading the way, LBC leadership consists of the following people.
Deacon Steve Pomeroy:
Steve’s areas of responsibility include overseeing all aspects of;
Financial/Legal Affairs, Prep School, Building Maintenance and Prayer Meeting
Deacon Marc Pomeroy:
Marc’s areas of responsibility include overseeing all aspects of;
Technical Affairs (technology, website, audio, video, computers etc) and Music Ministry
Deacon Brian Tappert:
Brian’s areas of responsibility include overseeing all aspects of;
Publications/ Outreach Ministry
Deacon Jac Bovinet:
Jac’s areas of responsibility include overseeing all aspects of;
Day to Day Building Affairs (ushers, security, cleaning etc).