Purpose Statement:

“A Community On Mission”

Located in “Lahaina Town,” the heart of West Maui, Lahaina Baptist Mission began its ministry in 1953. On October 7, 1973, this mission was constituted as Lahaina Baptist Church (associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, “SBC”). In keeping with our founding, the purpose of the church is “A Community On Mission.” 


Mission Statement:

“To Love, Lead & Launch Disciples of Jesus Christ.”

This mission is intentionally applied within each of our church ministries: Children; Youth; Twenty and Thirty-Somethings; Singles; Family; Marriage; Men; Women; Leadership Development; Training; Education; Community Outreach; Missions; Worship; Small Groups; Biblical Counseling & Biblical Teaching.

LBC holds to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. A copy of our Statement of Faith can be viewed by clicking Belief’s.

lbc's new elder team- Spring 2018

February, 2018 is an exciting time for LBC, we have been working for over two years training a group of men we will be affirming as our 'First Elder Team.' Please join with us in praying for each of these men. Check back soon for names, photos, and bio's. The responsibilities of the Elders are as follows:

1. To serve with the Pastor-Teacher in the oversight of the spiritual ministry of the church.

2. Establish an ongoing Elder & ministry training program to develop future leaders of the church.

3. To approve Members for acceptance into ministry.

4. To oversee the care and keeping of the list of Members.

5. To oversee the process of church discipline.

6. To approve candidates for baptism.

7. To record decisions made by the Board of Elders.

8. To pray for those individuals who request prayer for healing in accordance with the pattern established in James chapter five.

9. To encourage the church Members, particularly those with special needs or concerns.

10. To provide a source of accountability for the Pastor and the Board of Directors.

The Board of Elders shall assist the pastor to:

a. feed the flock (1 Tim. 3:2; 5:17: 1 Thess. 5:12; Titus 1:9),

b. provide leadership to the flock (Acts 20:28; 1 Thess. 5:12; Heb. 13:1-7), in practical matters (Acts 6:1-6; 11:29-30), in matters of doctrine (Acts 15; 16:4), and in matters of discipline and character (Heb. 13:17);

c. lovingly care for the flock. (James 5:14-15; Acts 20:35: Heb. 13:17); and,

d. protect the flock (1 Pet. 5:2-3; Acts 20:28).

In summary, the Board of Elders assists the Pastor to shepherd the flock of God (1 Pet. 5:1-5). It is recognized by Lahaina Baptist Church and the Board of Elders that there is only one Lord and Master in God’s Church: the Lord Jesus Christ. All others are His servants. (Philippians 2:5-11) 

Pastor: Jay Wright

Bio: Pastor Jay was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Southern California.  After completing undergraduate studies at Point Loma Nazarene University Jay has pursued Theological & Divinity Studies through Talbot School of TheologyLiberty University School of Divinity and is currently pursuing a Doctorate through Denver Seminary.  Pastor Jay has a strong desire to build up the local church with a vision to reach the lost, equip and disciple the saved, and reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Pastor Jay is an instructor at the Island Bible Institute and a member of the International Society of Christian Apologist and Evangelistic Ministries to New Religions. Jay is married to Joy, and together they have three sons, Elijah, Caleb, and Cheyne.

Contact Pastor Jay: jay@lahainabaptist.org

Meet Our Deacon Team

Pictured from left to right: Kari Alexander; Dianna Walton; Jim Henderson; Cheryl Henderson; Rochelle Knight; Steve Knight

The Deacon Team of Lahaina Baptist Church are servants of Jesus Christ.  Through planning, service, and administration they support the Congregation and its Mission Statement.  These practical duties help the Elders’ ability to minister, as exemplified in Acts 6.  Deacons do not act in spiritual leadership over the church, but in an operational capacity.  Deacons aspire to the qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:8-10.


Intern & Youth Ministry- Caleb Wright

Caleb Wright serves as a Ministry Intern and Youth Leader for One Love Skate & Youth. Caleb is focusing his attention on developing the skills for ministry while balancing academics at University of Hawaii, Maui Campus. You can find Caleb in the water on most days.