Pastor Kidwell and Family

Dear Friend,

My family and I are happy to introduce to you the Shining Light Baptist Church. Our church is a Christ-centered, family oriented ministry with a heart for people.

We have a burden and desire to minister to and meet the spiritual needs of today’s families. In 2003 after much prayer, the Lord led me to the Damascus area to start a New Testament, Independent Baptist Church.

Over fifty thousand doors have been knocked on in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Clarksburg and Damascus. The first two years we met at John T. Baker Middle School in Damascus. In October, 2004 we chartered with thirteen members. Beginning in June, 2005, Sunday morning services were moved to the Rocky Hill Middle School in Clarksburg. We met at this location for 3½ years. Services are currently held at Salem Church on Ridge Road in Germantown. The church is presently seeking property or a building for a permanent location.

Many souls have been saved through outreaches such as: Bus Ministry, Vacation Bible School, Soul Winning Visitation, County and Community Fair Outreach, Tent Revival, Park Outreach, Highways and Hedges Baptist Mission (helping start and strengthen other Independent Baptist churches), as well as regular scheduled services.

My wife, children and I look forward to spending the rest of our lives here in the upper Montgomery County area, ministering and serving the Lord. I hope you will come and join us at Shining Light Baptist Church and experience a wealth of God’s blessings as we serve the Lord together.

“Looking Unto Jesus”,

Pastor Scott Kidwell
Hebrews 12:1-4



Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

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