What We Believe

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Lighthouse of the Valley based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

Fundamental Doctrine

The basic and fundamental doctrine of this organization shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man. We accept the Scriptures as the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(II Timothy 3:16-17 & II Peter 1:19-21)


We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as the Father in creation, as the Son in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in sanctification.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-5 & I Timothy 3:16)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that He lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the grave; and that He has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man. We believe that through His death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living.
(Matthew 16:13-19 & I Timothy 2:5-6)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues, along with His accompanying gifts, is the privilege of all New Testament believers.
(John 14:15-26 & Acts 2:1-21)


We believe that the Spiritual mode of baptism is immersion, and only those who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and a love of the world.  We avow and administer water baptism by immersion, in obedience to the Word of God, and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the Acts of Apostles 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5, thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.


We believe that all men have sinned and stand in need of redemption, which is obtained through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who repent of their sins, and who are baptized in Jesus name, and who receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost become children of God and heirs with Christ.
(Romans 3:19-25 & Acts 2:37-38)

The Church

We believe the Church has been “called out” of the world to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to mankind. The church is one body made up of many members, diverse in their gifts and calling of the Holy Spirit.
(Acts 15:13-21 & I Corinthians 13:12-31)

The Second Coming

We believe Jesus Christ will come again to establish His kingdom on the earth. At His coming, we believe the dead in Christ will be resurrected from the grave to reign with Him for a thousand years.
(Matthew 24 & Revelation 20)