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.


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.


Church Administration- Dan Potter

Dan Potter serves as Administrator to LBC. Dan's responsibilities include coordinating ministry teams and connecting people to the resources of the church. You will also see Dan helping out with LBC Youth Ministries. 

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.