Empowering Believers, Embracing Community, Emphasizing Ministry
"Our mission is to promote a Biblical community where outreach is essential and members are empowered to become mature Christians"
Ministering in Durham since 1993
Beacon Light Missionary Baptist Church was conceived under the guidance of the Holy Spirit in 1993. The first service of "The Committee of One Hundred" held its first worship service at Rogers-Herr Middle School in March 14, 1993 and Rev. Lorenzo A. Lynch was elected as Pastor. Beacon Light joined the East Cedar Grove Association, named church officers and established an Adult and Children’s Choir. In 1995, Beacon Light began having worship services at Five Oaks Seventh-Day Adventist Church. A site committee for a permanent location was formed in 1996 and the house and 4.5 acres of land at 403 Cook Rd. was purchased and dedicated in 1998. 1998 saw the departure of Rev. Lynch and the Deacons began the search for a new pastor. The Lord sent us Rev. Clarence H. Burke in May of 2000. Beacon Light gives all the glory to God for what he’s done and always remember that 'we’ve come this far by faith’.
What We Believe
This is what is important to us.
Authority of the Bible
We believe that the Bible is the true word of God. As such it is our operating manual which guides and provides direction for every ministry at Beacon Light.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe that Beacon Light is a community of believers united and committed together toward love, acceptance, and forgiveness in Christ
Acts 2:42,44-47; John 13:34-35
We believe that Christian Education is the foundation for equipping people with knowledge of God’s word.
2 Corinthians 3:18; Romans 12:1-2
We believe in Jesus’ command to share his gospel. Matthew 28:18-20
We believe that fellowship strengthens our bond with God and one another.
1 Corinthians 13, John 13:34-35
We believe that every Christian has been called to serve in ministry.
1 Corinthians 12, 14; Romans 12
We believe in the power of prayer.
Philippians 4:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:1-2
We believe that congregational worship is essential to the life of the local Church.
John 4:21-24, Luke 10:38-41