A number of years ago, a vision was born in the hearts of a number of people on Lake Wateree. That vision was a church the shores of Lake Wateree where the community could gather to worship God. People prayed and God both heard and answered their prayers.
On October 16, 1985, Jesse and Kitty Wright opened their home for a Bible study and Lake Wateree Baptist Mission was born. On March 16, 1986, the first Sunday morning worship service was held in the building of the Dutchman Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
In the fall of that year the average attendance was fifty. Talk began of purchasing land and constructing a building. A Christian businessman challenged the congregation with a matching gift offer. For every dollar that could be raised toward the purchase of land, he would match it dollar for dollar up to $30,000.00. Thirty three church members and a friendship of hundreds were able to raise $30,000.00 and in December of 1986, six acres of land was purchased for $50,000.00.
By the summer of 1987 the church had outgrown the Fire Department and began meeting on the shore of Lake Wateree. In August the first meeting was held in the new building.
On September 11, 1988 the church was officially constituted as Lake Wateree Baptist Church with 63 charter members.
Lake Wateree Baptist Church desires to be a reservoir of blessing to our members and the community and to bring glory to God in all we say and do.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God in three persons. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ 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 to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is God’s Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)