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 (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 met for over 25 years. Then, in 2010, 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 the leaders of the existing assembly invited John Farley, a pastor-teacher, to join them here in South Florida to preach and teach.
LBC is located at 4213 N. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach, Florida. We have our Sunday service at 10 AM each Sunday. On Thursday evenings starting at 7 PM, we hold an informal Bible study. Each week we also send out a new article (we call it a blog now) on a subject or passage in the Bible. We also have a youth group which meets each Monday evening at 6 PM.
Please join us for any and all of these times when we gather together as brothers and sisters in Christ! For Sunday morning service, we have Sunday school teachers ready to teach any children from the age of 2 -12. We also have a private mother's room where new moms can tend to their infants' needs during service. It has speakers so you don't miss anything, as well as a sound proof window that looks out to the chapel and pulpit.For more information on LBC, call us at (954) 320-7865.
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!
Living as God's Sons and Daughters
God desires everyone to be saved and come to an intimate knowledge of Him and His plan. Therefore, the Lord desires that all members of the body of Christ be fed consistently through the preaching and teaching of God's word ( EPH 4:11-16, 1TI 2:3-4). In particular, we are to become intimately and thoroughly aware of all that God has done for us in placing us in Christ. When we learn how much God loves us, we then are able to love others as Christ has loved us.
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! We have freedom in Christ (2CO 3:17) And God loves a cheerful giver! (2CO 9:7). We are to give joyfully out of love for the Lord and for one another.
There is no price on any teaching materials at LBC. Anyone who desires Bible teaching can receive them free of charge or obligation. God in His grace has blessed us beyond imagination. We want imitate our Father in giving freely as God does in making His grace abound to meet our needs.
We are led by a board of elders who make policy and decisions as a team. Here are the men who serve us in this capacity:
Elder & pastor-teacher John Farley:
John leads our worship services and Bible studies, and currently also writes our weekly blog. He oversees the activities of the Youth Group , which is currently led by Mr. Dain R. Verhoeven. John does the bulk of our preaching, teaching, and writing. He leads and sets policy in these areas. .
Elder Steve Pomeroy:
Steve’s areas of responsibility include overseeing all aspects of;
Financial/Legal Affairs, Sunday School, Building Maintenance and Prayer Meeting
Elder Marc Pomeroy:
Marc’s areas of responsibility include overseeing all aspects of;
Technical Affairs (technology, website, audio, video, computers etc) and Music Ministry
Elder Jac Bovinet:
Jac’s areas of responsibility include overseeing all aspects of;
Day to Day Building Affairs (ushers, security, cleaning etc).