Our church is a local body of Bible Believing Christians. We meet in a quaint country church on Maple Street in West Lebanon. The atmosphere is warm and the people are friendly. Visitors and guests have often commented on the sweet spirit in our church.
When you attend one of our services, you will not be greeted by a neon sign or find an acrylic pulpit on the platform. You will not see a big screen monitor or hear a Christian rock band. Instead, you will experience an old-fashioned traditional church service with congregational singing and a message right from the Bible. Caution: there are lots of children!
Our method is to preach the Truth in love. This is the same manner in which our Lord approached sinners during His walk on earth. We strive to employ the very same love, compassion and grace that He did. Our people are challenged to live a genuine New Testament faith. We endeavor to firmly stand upon the truth of His infallible and preserved Word while earnestly contending for the Faith. We are also committed to preaching the whole counsel of God.
Our purpose is to evangelize by preaching the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. His shed blood provides the only means for forgiveness. Salvation is a free gift offered to all who will receive Him by faith alone, repent and be born again into the family of God. Our expository teaching assists the believer in establishing a good Biblical foundation from which to serve.
Our history began in October 1993. The ministry started as a Bible Study held every Thursday evening at the Pastor’s home on North Main Street. Soon a Sunday Morning Worship Service was added and attendance increased. The church was officially chartered on February 27, 1995. The following summer, the old Westboro Rail Station building on Railroad Ave was leased and refurbished. A Dedication service was held on October 15, 1995. In April of 2006 we moved to Maple Street.
Pastor Joe Scearbo and wife Michele
Our Pastor Joe Scearbo leads our congregation with the support of his wife, Michele. The Scearbos have three married children and six grandchildren. Pastor Joe trusted Christ as his personal Savior and was born again on February 24, 1982 at the age of 24. He faithfully served for many years at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Belmont, MA. Pastor Joe served as a Deacon, youth leader and Bible teacher and is a graduate of the Cornerstone Bible Institute. He received his Bachelor of Ministry degree in June 1993 from Calvary Baptist Bible Seminary. After being called by God to reach souls in the Upper Valley, Pastor Joe was ordained to the ministry by the Elders of Cornerstone Baptist Church on September 17, 1995. Our pastor was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Central Indiana Independent Baptist Bible College in November of 2016.