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



And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

And all the city was gathered together at the door.

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

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