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
Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.