Lakewood is a regional church that makes disciples of Jesus Christ locally, nationally and globally. We do this through a process we call E3. We invite you to Experience how God is at work through one of our weekly worship services. From there, we offer opportunities to Equip you to connect and grow in your relationship with Christ through small group discipleship. The third E is Engage. These are opportunities to serve and share with others how they can experience God in their own lives.

On April 22, 1956, several Christian families stepped out on faith to establish Lakewood Baptist Church. This fellowship has grown from 175 members to more than 2500, filling two distinct worship venues and small groups on and off campus.



This basic intro to Lakewood is designed to help you discover who we are and where we are going as a church. Dr. Smiley leads this class and in it, you will learn about our vision, core values, beliefs, and structure. At the end of class, you will be given the opportunity to complete the membership process. To find out when the next Discover Class will take place, and to learn about the follow up class to Discover visit our Discover Page.
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We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior.
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Leadership is all about service. With Jesus as our example, we are honored and privileged to lead, guide, and sacrifice for the Lakewood community. Get to know the leaders of each ministry at Lakewood.
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Making Disciples of Jesus Christ: Locally, Nationally & Globally

What We Value

  • Authentic Community

    It is not good to be alone. We were created for community.

  • Life Stewardship

    God has given us life as a gift. Stewardship of our time, talent, and treasure is our privilege and responsibility.

  • Genuine Worship

    Genuine worship magnifies God and modifies the worshipper.

What We Believe

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men and women aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

About The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without a mixture of error.

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many challenges in life.

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, and we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith.

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you are genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is to exist in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.