Our Mission

Our Mission at Lighthouse is to share the love and hope of Christ to the town of Amherstburg. We love being a part of this great community and are here to help in times of need, to celebrate in times of joy and to encourage you on your spiritual journey.

Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.

God

We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgement; who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Satan

We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man.

Man

We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually shall be divinely perfected in the image of the Lord.

Future Things

We believe in the personal, bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgement and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.

The Local Church

We believe that a church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observances of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its only divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the church. We believe that its officers are pastors and deacons.

Ordinances

We believe that there are only two ordinances for the church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order: Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. The Lord’s Supper, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes.

The Church And State

We believe in the entire separation of church and state.

Religious Liberty

We believe in religious liberty; that every man has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.

The Lord’s Day

We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.

Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the only Lord of the conscience and the Prince of the kings of the earth.

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Our Ministry Leaders

Adrian Ninaber
Adrian NinaberLead Pastor
Adrian and his wife Rose, have a heart for people and families. They reach out to hurting families in the community through grief support and divorce counselling. Adrian holds two masters degrees and a doctorate and is also a Word Class Powerlifter. Adrian and Rose love the outdoors and spending time with their beautiful grandchildren.
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Joanne Fear
Joanne FearChurch Administrator
Joanne has worked with families and children for the past 20+ years. She loves living in Amherstburg after moving here from 30+ years in LaSalle. Joanne loves gardening, organizing community events and helping people connect. Joanne has 7 adorable grandchildren and spends as much time as she can watching their hockey, soccer, swimming, lacrosse and having fun sleepovers.
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Faith

Hope

Love

Psalm 91:2
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 1:4

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy.

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me

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