Offering Hope – Sharing Jesus

Lighthouse welcome

Lighthouse Baptist Church meets at 9:30am on Sunday mornings at 19 Government Rd, Nelson Bay

We want to warmly welcome you. At Lighthouse Baptist church we are about "Offering Hope by Sharing Jesus".

We are passionate about loving God and sharing the joy that Jesus brings.  We are a bible believing, family orientated and contemporary church community. 

We are committed to

  • declaring Jesus Christ as Lord,
  • sharing the good news that Jesus has come to save
  • practically showing the love of Jesus to all.

We are part of the wider denomination of Baptist churches which operate nationally and internationally, as a committed member of the Baptist Association of NSW & ACT.

Our message is streamed each week online from about 9.45am.

Click the You Tube icon to access Live Stream and to access past services from our You Tube channel

Meet our Pastor

Pastor Barry Morris commenced as Interim Pastor early in 2023, whilst the church is beginning the process of seeking a full-time Pastor.

Barry has been in ministry for over 40 years.  He is married to Joy and they have two daughters.  Barry & Joy spent 21 years as missionaries in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, and as a Pastor in the Newcastle, Sydney and Central Coast regions

During his time with us, Barry is focussing on preaching and pastoral care.

A Leadership Team of 7, together with our Pastor, is managing the church during this interim period.  The Leadership team and congregation is blessed to have Barry and Joy with us.

Barry and Joy Morris

Position Vacant

We are seeking an experienced Pastor to join our team and lead our congregation in spiritual growth and service. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and relational skills, excellent communication abilities, and a deep commitment to ministry with strong bible-based preaching and teaching.

The role is currently full-time, however the Church is open to discussing part-time should a candidate prefer.

The successful candidate will embrace and share our vision of growing the church, especially in the younger demographic. 

An information pack and position description is available from the church secretary, Jill Pretty email

 Closing date - Friday 8 March 2024

Preaching in February

4th                       John 8:31-59 “Conduct reflects parentage”                             Allan Johnstone

11th                    Luke 13:1-9“Jesus gives life’s greatest warning”                             Barry Morris

18th                    Ephesians 4:1-6 “Building a truly Christian culture”                             Barry Morris

25th                    Ephesians 4:7-16 “Building up the Body of Christ”                             Barry Morris

What’s On in February?

Revival prayer meeting

Before church each Sunday from 9am in the prayer room.

Enrich (Women’s Ministry) - First event for 2024

Saturday 3rd February meeting at Magnolia Café at Nelson Bay Marina

8.30am for walk, 9 am for Coffee 

Men’s ministry

The first gathering will be on Tuesday 6th February, 6 pm at church

3 course venison dinner and coffee; $10 per head.  RSVP 

Church prayer meeting

Sunday 11 February.

Mission prayer meeting (2nd Monday of the month).

Monday 12th February at 9:30AM at the church

Church lunch

Sunday 18 February 

Harbourside Haven singing

Harbourside Haven singing will restart on February 8th.  Our regular date is the second Thursday of each month, 10.30am at the Nursing Home (unless otherwise advised). 

Sunday Kids every Sunday during the sermon in school terms.

Recommencing for 2024 on 4 February.