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
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.