4500 Canada Rd. Lakeland, TN 38002Sunday Morning Worship 10:45am

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Lakeland First Baptist Church

Brothers and sisters in Christ, accepting, sharing, and loving one another, as the family of God.


Co-Ed Bible Study Fellowship

Room 108

Youth Bible Study Fellowship

The Loft

Young Adult Bible Study Fellowship

Pastor’s Study

Women's Bible Study Fellowship

Fellowship Hall

Men's Bible Study Fellowship

Prayer Room

Childrens & Pre-K Bible Study

Sunday Morning Worship

Traditional praise and worship service

Sunday Evening Worship

Wednesday Evening Prayer Service

Sunday Morning Worship Service

May 19, 2024: Waiting on the Lord | Learning to Trust in God

In His Word

How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever?
how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psalms 13:1


Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalms 37:7

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Thinking of Spiritual Things?

“Coming out of the Starting Block”

Follow Me

This short book contains the commands of Christ in a practical arrangement for new Christians. It is my hope that it will help many as they begin the journey along the path of obedience and growth in discipleship that leads to full joy.

Jesus is Lord!

R. Kirk Kilpatrick, Disciple of Jesus Christ

“Focus on the Finish Line”

Kingdom of God in Focus

My prayer and my hope for you in writing this book is that chapter by chapter, through eyes of faith, your vision of the coming Kingdom of God will come into crystal clear focus. As it does, my prayer is that your excitement and anticipation of the full realization of His second coming and of His Kingdom will grow and motivate you to holy living, and to tell others about the Lord Jesus, our coming King.

In service of the King,
R. Kirk Kilpatrick, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew, MABTS Pastor, LFBC
Disciple of Jesus Christ

Lakeland First Baptist seeks to glorify God by encouraging all people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, discipling them in spiritual growth, and equipping them to make disciples of the nations.

Church Convenant

Having been led by the Holy Spirit of God to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we prayerfully and sincerely make this covenant with one another and with our Lord.
By His grace we agree to walk together in Christian love, to sustain the worship ordinances, discipline, and articles of Faith of His Church; and to cheerfully and proportionately contribute to the support of its ministry and the spread of the Gospel to both our community and to all nations.  As we abide in the Holy Spirit, we seek to live out the truth set forth in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ; to encourage personal and family spiritual growth, always acknowledging His presence in all we undertake to do; and to avoid all things that are harmful to the body, mind or personal example, in an effort to promote God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.
We will devote ourselves individually and collectively through the Church, to the proclamation of the redemptive work of God in Christ Jesus, to the ministry of human needs, both spiritual and physical, and to the fellowship of our brothers and sisters in Christ, accepting one another, sharing with one another, and loving one another, as the family of God.  We will always seek ways to express this fellowship to other human beings who may differ from us in race, language, culture or creed.  In all things, we will work to teach the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the Head of the Church, as we are His body, the bride of Christ.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Our Pastor

Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick


Dr. Kilpatrick began his Masters of Divinity in January of 1987; and, upon graduation in May of 1990, continued into the Ph. D. program (1991-1995). During the years of his study in the doctoral program at MABTS, he served as a Teaching Fellow under Dr. T. V. Farris in Old Testament and Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew, summer, 1992); and also under Dr. James Powell in New Testament and Greek. From 1994-1995, Dr. Kilpatrick served as an Adjunct instructor at MABTS for Biblical Hebrew, Job, and Psalms. Dr. Kilpatrick was given Faculty Status during the summer of 1995 and began teaching in the fall semester along with his administrative duties as the Director of Development and Communications.

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