An Independent Bible-Believing Baptist Church is established and growing in Hinesburg, Vt.
"Lighthouse Baptist Church" held its first worship service on June 11, 2000 at the Town Hall. We praise God for sending us precious souls for that first service and ever since. We meet regularly at our present location, 90 Mechanicsville Road, in the Hinesburg Village Center. Pastor Ed Hart, a resident of Hinesburg since 1986, is the founding Pastor.
Ed and Lorraine are originally from Rochester, NY. Lorraine was saved at age 15 while attending VBS at 1st Bible Baptist Church. Ed trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour in August 1972 at 18 years old, 1 month before entering the US Air Force. The Harts, former high school sweethearts, were married January, 26th 1974 in Rochester, NY while Ed was serving in the U.S.A.F. and stationed at Hancock Field, Syracuse N.Y. They moved to Birmingham, Alabama, in 1976, where Ed attended Southeastern Bible College and then in 1978 transferred to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. where they lived from 1978 until 1981. Ed served as Associate Pastor of New Life Baptist Temple, Willard, Mo., in '80 & '81, where he was ordained in 1981.
Ed, Lorraine and daughter Elisabeth moved to Vermont in 1981 after Ed graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. and was ordained into the gospel ministry. Ed began working for the next five years at E.B. & A.C. Whiting Co., all the while planting the seeds for a new Church. New Life Baptist Church was established in Burlington in November 1982.
While still pastoring New Life Baptist, the Hart family moved to their present home in Hinesburg in 1986. Ed began driving school bus for Hinesburg & Champlain Valley Union H.S. that fall and continued 30 yrs. Pastor Hart has worked as a Basketball Coach at Trinity Baptist High School for 8 years total, where their 3 children attended from K-12th grade.
He also worked as a H.S. Lacrosse Coach for about 10 spring seasons at Champlain Valley Union H.S. in Hinesburg from '90-'00.
In 1996 Pastor Hart led New Life Baptist to merge with Faith Baptist Church in Winooski where he served under Pastor Ben Barrack as Associate Pastor for 4 years before leaving FBC and starting Lighthouse Baptist Church in 2000.
Lighthouse Baptist Church is an independant, old fashioned, friendly, KJV Bible believing, gospel preaching, Christ honoring Church. LBC has a storefront space right in the village center, which has been transformed into a very presentable place which people can identify as our Church building. We have our main worship space, two classrooms, nursery/toddlers room, kitchen, and Pastor's study in the Church. Our first and continuing goal is to reach lost souls, in Hinesburg and the surrounding communities and to help them to grow in the knowlege and Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Then, as God leads and blesses, we hope to find land and/or a more permanent building to see Lighthouse Baptist Church become an even more solid, established part of the community. We covet your prayers for this work of faith and invite you to visit with us anytime. Thanks for your interest in our Church!
Yours in Christ, Pastor Ed Hart, Lorraine and the folks here at the Lighthouse
Lighthouse Baptist Church Location:
PO BOX 288 Hinesburg Village Center Hinesburg, Vermont 05461 90 Mechanicsville Road
(802)-482-2588 Hinesburg, Vermont