Pastor Frank Sansone comes to Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship with over 25 years of ministry experience, including as a Pastor, Youth Pastor, Interim Pastor and an Evangelist.
In addition to serving as the Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship, Frank is also active in the field of Evangelism and preaches regularly at churches, camps, and Christian Schools. His ministry website for his evangelistic ministry is www.sansoneministries.org.
Frank's wife, Missy, is a Labor and Delivery Nurse at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and they celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year. They have three children - Josiah, Christina and Rebakah.
Lighthouse Baptist Church is a ministry of Open Door Baptist Church in Lebanon, PA, and, as such, we follow the doctrine and covenant of ODBC (the full statement of which can be found here).
Some of the highlights are listed below:
I believe in one God: creator of heaven and earth, spirit, light, love, truth, eternal, almighty, infallible, unchangeable, infinitely wise, just, and holy, and that God eternally exists and manifests Himself to us in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
I believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God and the eternal Word manifested in flesh. I believe that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man. I believe in His vicarious, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection; in His ascension; and in His personal, imminent, premillennial return for His redeemed ones,followed by His coming in glory to judge the rebellious and to establish His millennial reign.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, that He is God. I believe that His work is to convict men of sin; to regenerate, indwell, and set the believer apart to a holy life; to keep and empower the believer day by day. I believe that He is the teacher of God's Word and the guide for the daily life.
I believe that the whole Bible (consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament) is verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, and the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
I believe that man, having been created pure and in the image of God, is by his own sin fallen from grace. In consequence, I believe that all have sinned, are guilty and lost, and are absolutely incapable of saving themselves by their own works being dead in their trespasses and sins.
I believe that we are saved solely by grace through faith in the blood sacrifice, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship is a brand new church plant in the Lickdale, Jonestown, Fredericksburg, and Ft. Indiantown Gap area in Pennsylvania. In late 2018, the board of Victory Lighthouse in Lickdale approached the leadership of Open Door Baptist Church in Lebanon with a desire for Open Door Baptist Church to use the facilities of the former Victory Lighthouse to start a new church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the local area. Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship is the outworking of this proposal.
As such, Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship is a new church, but not a novice church. As a church plant out of Open Door Baptist Church, we have assistance, support, encouragement and leadership from ODBC.