Pastor Marty Wynn became the pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church on November 1, 1999. At that time, there were approximately fourteen adults in the church. Having an understanding that systematic training of church leadership for growth was essential, Pastor Wynn began the Lighthouse Bible Institute in January 2000. The Institute met each Tuesday evening for three hours. There was one hour of Old Testament, one hour of New Testament, and one hour of Theology. The classes began with thirteen of the members in attendance.

Over the next three years, the Institute began to attract attention from other churches and residents of Columbus. As the enrollment grew, other teachers were enlisted to assist in the teaching, and a Biblical Studies Diploma was granted to those who completed the three-year program.

In the early months of 2004, it appeared the Holy Spirit was beginning to direct toward a Bible College. Pastor Wynn had a strong desire to develop a program for the training of missionaries, with a biblical and effective philosophy. Students from other areas made inquiries concerning bachelor degree studies. Therefore, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the Institute became the Baptist College for World Evangelism (BCWE), a satellite campus for the BCWE main campus in Peru, South America. The first semester as a college was in August 2004, with an enrollment of nine students.

In January 2006, due to the main campuses departure from consistent biblical principles, the Columbus campus severed its ties with BCWE. Upon doing so, the college became Columbus Baptist College (CBC) and continued to operate under as such until 2010. At that time, the State of Georgia contacted CBC concerning the usage of the term “college.” The State of Georgia has exclusive use of the term as a school name. Therefore, a final name change was required, and the school now operates under the legal name of “Columbus Baptist School of Ministry” (CBSM).

Allow me to introduce you to Lighthouse Baptist Church. Lighthouse is a church that believes the Word of God is eternal, unchanging truth. Although the culture of our day would call us “old-fashioned,” we believe that the changeless truths in God’s Word are still relevant for today. The music of Lighthouse is God-honoring, and the preaching is biblical, practical and relevant.  The Lighthouse family is a caring fellowship of people that are excited about life, and what is happening at Lighthouse.  You and your family will experience a warm welcome and unconditional acceptance when you are our honored guest.  We believe that it is possible to have real joy, peace and happiness in our daily lives. We invite you to come discover the joy that is found in a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and His local church family.

If you have any questions, need prayer, or are looking for a place to be accepted, then stop by our house for a visit. You will find a place where you are important.  Take time to check out our website and see all the exciting ministries.  All we ask it that you Try Us Once! We know that when you do, you will want to come back again.  You are invited to come experience Lighthouse. You will find a family-friendly church and an encouraging atmosphere.  We hope you will visit with us whenever you are in our area.


Phone Number: 706-568-7357

City: Columbus

State: Georgia

Country: United States

Association: Independent Baptist