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We visited Lighthouse Baptist Church in Payette, ID on 04/06/14
- How approachable/welcoming, is the Pastor before and/or after the service? The Pastor was friendly and spoke to me after the service. I did get the feeling he had somewhere to be though.
- How friendly is the congregation? The congregation was very friendly. They made sure to talk with me for a moment.
- How many congregants were there? There were approximately 10 to 20, the congregation was mostly relatives of the Pastor, and the Sunday School teacher.
- How do they take the offering? Offering plates.
- Where are they located? They are at 1212 1st Ave. South, Payette, Idaho 83661. Their phone number is 208-642-3940.
- How is the service broke down between, prayers, worship, and sermon? Approximately 10% Prayer, 15% hymns, 5% Fellowship, 70% Sermon.
- What is the condition of their facilities? The facilities were in fair condition for their age. They are in a building that used to be a Roman Catholic Church. It has been de-Romanized.
- What is the preaching style of their Pastor? The sermon was topical. The Pastor jumped around quite a bit, sighting many different passages. It seemed that the message got lost in the process. I personally prefer expository preaching.
- Do they use a specific translation of the Bible, or prohibit any translations, if so why? They use the KJV. Here is a quote from their site, “We’re fundamental, we hold to the King James Bible as the inspired, preserved Word of God for the English speaking people.” Here is another, “The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the church (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).”
- Do they have a web page? They do, and here is the link; http://www.lbcpayette.com/6052.html If so, is there a clear, orthodox, confession or statement of faith? Here is the link; http://www.lbcpayette.com/11701.html From what I can tell they are orthodox. Their soteriology is sound. They believe in, total depravity, election and predestination, perseverance of the saints, egalitarianism, cessationism, and dispensationalism.