Welcome to
Lakewood Baptist Church

Our midweek service will be held on Tuesday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Conservative Music

Lakewood still sings old-fashioned conservative music. The music is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ and to aid in worship.

Biblical Preaching

Every service is centered around a solid, Bible message that will help you find the answers to life’s most important questions.

Friendly Atmosphere

You’ll find people that love God and love others while enjoying friendly fellowship with our church family.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get acquainted with the ministries of Lakewood Baptist Church.

We are a Christ-centered, old-fashioned Independent Baptist church located in one of the fastest-growing communities in all of Tennessee, just minutes from Lake Chickamauga, Harrison Bay State Park, and just a short drive from Chattanooga.

We are a closely knit church family, known for genuine friendliness and concern for others. Unlike a mega or a satellite church where you may get lost in the crowd, we are a local, community church where folks are known on a first name basis and are part of a family. Our heritage spans over seven decades. We still use the King James Version of the Bible, sing the old hymns, love people, and hold to old-fashioned conservative principles.

Our goal is to reach our community and the world with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage and equip Christians to live and grow in the Lord.

We cordially invite you to experience the unchanging goodness of God here at Lakewood Baptist Church.

Pastor Ronnie Gilbert

Our Church Staff

Ronnie Gilbert

Pastor Gilbert joined with Lakewood in 2008 as youth pastor. He became the pastor in 2013 during the 70th anniversary of Lakewood.

Assistant Pastor
Andrew McGowin

Andrew joined the staff in 2016 as the Assistant Pastor and directs the music and youth programs at Lakewood.

Children's Church Director
Caleb Rector

Caleb became a member of Lakewood in the fall of 2017 and has taken direction of the Canaan Kids children's church.