About Our Pastor
Pastor Doug has been in the ministry for almost 30 years. He was youth pastor and music minister for 10 years at Lexington Baptist Temple in Lexington, KY under Rev. Earl Smith's ministry from 1986 to 1996. He was called to pastor at youth camp in 1995 and planted Freedom Baptist Church in Harrisonburg, VA in January of 1996.
In October of 2004 he came back to Lexington Baptist Temple as the Associate Pastor to help Rev. Smith after he was diagnosed with cancer. After the home going of Pastor Smith in August 2006, Derek Holmes became Senior Pastor and Doug remained the associate pastor until September 16th, 2012 after being called by the congregation of Liberty Baptist to be the Senior Pastor. We have seen great growth at Liberty over the past few years. Pastor Doug looks forward to great things happening in Georgetown, Ky through the ministries of Liberty Baptist Church.
About Our Values
We live in a fast-moving and ever-changing culture. Finding something that is anchored to never-changing principles develops security. Our God never changes (“For I am the LORD, I change not….” Malachi 3:6). This enables us to experience stability.
What are our unchanging values?
Truth – We believe God gave us truth when He revealed Himself to us through the Holy Bible. We find it an always up-to-date source of relevant information. We are amazed at how it provides answers to today’s complex issues.
Heritage – While some are careful to hide their heritage, we find stability and strength in ours! According to church historians, to be Baptist is to be linked to the Christianity of the first century. Theirs was a rich heritage of belief and commitment to God that stemmed from Jesus Christ and His twelve apostles, and was recorded in the Bible. Those followers of Christ often payed dearly for their belief and commitment.
During the first 1,500 years after Christ, millions of Christians were martyred by political and religious forces, but stayed true to the pure teachings of the New Testament. They faithfully accomplished their duty to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3) We are humbled by our rich heritage and desire to be faithful to Jesus Christ in our generation as they were in theirs.
These values, truth and heritage, anchor us to an unchanging God and enable us to live with certainty.
About Our Mission
Jesus Christ gave to His church its mission – “take the good news of My sacrificial death and resurrection to every human being alive on the planet.” What a challenging mission! It is our purpose to help every person find peace with God through Jesus Christ.