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Lambeg Baptist Christian Centre

Lambeg Baptist Christian Centre.
Lambeg Baptist Christian Centre.

Corner of Bells Lane and Queensway, Lambeg.

Pastor:

The pastorate again became vacant in the autumn of 2007 and the elders in charge during the vacancy are Stuart McDowell and Geoffrey Donaldson.

Lord’s Day Church Services:

Morning Worship: 11.00am

Evangelistic Service: 6.30pm

Web site: http://www.lambegbaptist.com

The Noticeboard at Lambeg Baptist Christian Centre showing the name of the previous Pastor, Mr Jim Murdock who is now a member of the congregation.
The Noticeboard at Lambeg Baptist Christian Centre showing the name of the previous Pastor, Mr. Jim Murdock who is now a member of the congregation.

HISTORY

Lambeg Baptist is a daughter church of Finaghy Baptist Church, which still meets at the corner of Blacks Road and the Lisburn Road in Belfast.

During January 1987 a steering committee met to consider the transition of a house fellowship into a church in the general east Lisburn/Lambeg/Dunmurry area. A number of possible venues were considered and by the end of April a Sunday evening meeting commenced in the Friends Meetinghouse.

Regular meetings continued her until 1988 when a building on Bell’s Lane, Lambeg, called “Rosslyn Cottage” was purchased. The foundations for the temporary building were laid in mid-June 1988 and a second hand 30’ x 30’ building complete with lighting and heating fittings was erected and the official opening of the Centre was held on 5th November 1988.

Pastor Mervyn Morgan, the first pastor of the Church was inducted on Saturday 6th February 1993. Mervyn retired in 1996 and a year later his successor, Pastor Jim Murdock was inducted on Saturday 20th September 1997 and took up another position in June 2004.

Pastor Trevor Lennon, who was inducted on Friday 3rd November 2006, left in the autumn of 2007 and the pastorate again became vacant; the elders in charge during the vacancy are Stuart McDowell and Geoffrey Donaldson.

The church is a member of the Baptist Union of Ireland. The purpose of Lambeg Baptist Church is to:-

  • Grow in Godliness though worship
  • Grow in mutual love through fellowship
  • Grow in Christlikeness through discipleship
  • Grow in service through ministry
  • Grow in numbers through mission

The church currently has 36 members. As well as the regular Sunday services the church also has a youth fellowship for secondary school age that meets on the Sunday evening after the evening service. During the second and fourth weeks of the month house groups are held and details of times and venues may be obtained from the elders on either of the above phone numbers. There is also a Friday night youth club for children of primary school age as well as a monthly ladies meeting and a men’s fellowship meeting periodically.

The above brief history is taken from a document written for the Church’s tenth anniversary by Jim Murdock, Pastor of Lambeg Baptist Church from September 1997 to Spring 2004. To see the article in full, go to the Churches website www.lambegbaptistchurch.org

Brief history as recorded in a book ‘Lisburn’s Rich Church Heritage’ by John Kelly

During January 1987 a steering committee met to consider the transition of a house fellowship into a church in the general east Lisburn/Lambeg/Dunmurry area. A number of possible venues were considered and by the end of April a Sunday evening meeting commenced in the Friends Meeting House. Regular meetings continued there until 1988, when a house on Bell’s Lane, Lambeg, called Rosslyn Cottage was purchased. The foundations for a temporary building were laid in June 1988 and a second hand 30ft x 30ft building complete with lighting and heating fittings, was erected and the official opening of the centre was held on 5th November 1988. Pastor Trevor Lennon, who was inducted on 3rd November 2006, left in the autumn of 2007 and the pastorate again became vacant: the elders in charge during the vacancy are Stuart McDowell and Geoffrey Donaldson.