Who We Are

As we have for the past 120 years, Lakewood Baptist Church strives to serve the community by continuing to search for and develop new ministries that will benefit all God’s people. The congregation endeavors to meet the challenges of today’s world and sees the difficulties as ongoing opportunities to encourage and help others.

Mission Statement

Lakewood Baptist Church is a community of believers and seekers discovering joy and hope following Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We live to share love, support, and encouragement to others in our everyday living by seeking wisdom and strength from the scriptures for guidance, and a bond of faith for building a Christ like community through the Holy Spirit.

Who Are American Baptists?

Lakewood Baptist Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, (ABCUSA) our national organization. Locally, we are affiliated with the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island (ABCORI). As American Baptists, we believe in all the major doctrines of the Christian faith, including the Triune nature of God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the authority of scripture. As American Baptists, we try to order our lives as individuals, as congregations, and as a denomination founded on Biblical principles of grace and justice. We honor the heritage of the past but we do not allow “human traditions” equal place with the word of God as revealed in the Bible.