Sunday September 13th was the first public service of Lakewood Baptist Church of Delafield. Dave Marriott is the pastor of this new mission church ministry of the WFBC. Carole and I were able to attend this first service and share in the wonderful event of a new church in the far western suburbs of Milwaukee.
The service included congregational singing, special music and a message by Pastor Dave Marriott from Ephesians 2. There were eighty-seven people present for the inaugural service with about thirty-five attending from the area. Following the service all those present enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Calvary Baptist Church of Watertown.
Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown is the reproducing church, providing both financial and manpower support for this church planting effort. Lakewood Baptist has been holding weekly Bible studies at the Holiday Inn Express at Hwy 83 and I-94 since the early spring. Beginning in July they used the “Phones for You” program to build a prospect list of unchurched families in the Delafield area. Last month they held a “Cola War” youth activity assisted by youth groups from Brookside Baptist in Brookfield and Calvary Baptist in Watertown. As a result of that activity two teens accepted Christ as Savior.
Lakewood Baptist Church is currently holding Sunday morning services at 10 AM at Cushing Elementary School on Hwy C, just a couple of blocks north of I-94. At this time Bible studies are also continuing on Wednesday evening at 7 PM at the Holiday Inn Express on the Hwy 83 exit of I-94. Be in prayer for the growth of this new ministry as they seek to reach the Delafield community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.