May 15th we shared in the Five-Year Anniversary celebration of the founding of Harbor Lights Baptist Church in Ashland. Randall Hoffman is the pastor of this local church ministry.
The church has recently acquired a new location which they were able to remodel into a very nice auditorium. There is an open area in the building which provides restrooms, kitchen and fellowship hall space. The congregation did a great job of completing the final work on the building for this event. Also a number of churches from our state contributed to the cost of this project so that this new church could have a nice and permanent meeting place.
The founding pastor, Kevin Holland, brought the AM Service message. I shared a challenge from Acts 20 in the Sunday School hour and also brought the closing message in the afternoon service. During the services several members brought testimonies of the impact of Harbor Lights Baptist Church to their lives and families.
Special events for the day included a delicious dinner with prime rib and many dishes brought by the church family. Following the afternoon service those present participated in a balloon launch. We praise the Lord for this new church as they grow and impact their community with the gospel.