Who We Are

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. — Matthew 7:20

Our Church

At Lighthouse Baptist Church our main goal is to preach Christ and Him crucified. We are a body of believers that has a desire for people to come to know Christ, and to grow spiritually through the expositional teaching and preaching of God's word.

Our mission statement is three-fold:

  • Magnify Christ through worship and His Word.
  • Make Christ known to our neighbors and the World
  • Move believers towards living a Christ-like life and to serve in Ministry.

We want every member to have the attitude of “I am saved to serve.”

Our Pastor

Pastor Dwayne Smith

Dwayne Smith has served as the Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church since Dec. of 2012. Previously, he had served on the Pastoral staff at Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC, from 2008 – 2012. While at Berean, he served as the Upward sports coordinator, teaching and preaching the mid-week services, serving as the adult Sunday School classes coordinator, Men’s ministry coordinator, and teacher of the Conquerors adult Sunday School class.

Dwayne holds a BA in Ministry from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, and is currently pursuing a M.Div. from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

Having grown up at Berean Baptist Church and graduated from Berean Baptist Academy in 1982, he thought he was a Christian. At the age of seven, he had prayed the sinner’s prayer but had experienced no fruit of salvation. At the age of 33, Dwayne was saved out of a life of rebellion towards God and called into ministry shortly thereafter. At that time, he was working as an EMT-Paramedic for the Wake County Department of EMS in Raleigh, NC. Dwayne has taught fourth grade, junior and senior high history, Bible, science, and P.E. He has served as an Athletic Director and coached basketball, baseball, and soccer and the cross country team at Berean Baptist Academy. He has served at Faith Baptist Schools in Canoga Park, CA; Liberty Christian Academy in Fayetteville, NC; and pastored Fellowship Baptist Church in Hope Mills, NC.

He is married to Shawn, his wife of 25 years, and they have two children: Bradley who is retired from serving in US Army for five years and currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and Morgan whom serves at Lighthouse Baptist in the children's and music ministry and enrolled at Sandhills Community College

Our Elders

Ken Andrews - Lay Elder of Media

Pastor Ken Andrews was raised in church. He was saved as a child and soon called to the ministry during high school. He and his wife Diana have five children who actively serve in the ministry as well. He attended Central Michigan University for two years studying vocal and instrumental music. Later he went on to Tennessee Temple University where he received his B.A. with a minor in English and music and a major in Bible. He is currently working toward his B.A.M.S. also at Tennessee Temple University in their seminary.

Pastor Ken lacks no experience when it comes to serving the Lord. He has led many different teen/adult Bible studies including choir groups. He has worked in getting materials for Teen Bible training for over nine hundred clubs. Pastor Ken also served as the dean of a Christian school. Not only was he a Sunday school teacher but, Pastor Ken pastored a church as the senior pastor for nine years and a youth pastor for thirteen years. Pastor Ken has been involved in many missions’ efforts. He has coordinated several trips around the world including places such as South America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Pastor Ken also proves to be skilled in the media department. He managed a seven hundred member church’s media.