LOF exists to encourage all people to grow, be challenged, be loved, and have fun in the abundant life that we've been created to live out through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

LOF is a purpose driven church, founded to minister and share the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ to the surrounding communities of northern New Jersey. We invite you to come and take it all in for yourself this Sunday at 10:30am and Wednesday 7:30pm.

To bring people to Jesus Christ and membership in His family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world in order to magnify God's name.


But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
— Acts 1:8 NIV

Our vision is to see committed followers of Jesus Christ, discipled, equipped in every good works, impacting and transforming lives wherever we go in the power of the Holy Spirit and for the glory of God.

Pastors

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Dr. Alex Bonifacio
Senior Pastor

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Dr. Arnold Almiranez
Associate Pastor

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Pastor Fher Matondo
Associate Pastor

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Pastor Danny Co
Associate Pastor

Statement of Faith

 

God 

We believe that there is only one sovereign God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the independent Creator of the heavens and the universe and is all-knowing, all-powerful, just, loving, completely truthful, and holy.Cf. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Isaiah 6:3; Titus 1:2; John 3:16; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12.

 

The Bible

We believe that the Bible (66 books: 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books) is the Word of God — supernaturally inspired, inerrant, and infallible. It is our supreme authority in all matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct. We also affirm its sufficiency, clarity, and necessity for genuine Christian living.Cf. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 119:105; Psalms 19:7-11; Proverbs 30:5.

 

Salvation

We believe that salvation, with its forgiveness of sins, impartation of a new nature, and eternal life, is a free gift from God. This gift is received when a person trusts in Jesus Christ to be his only Savior and Lord. It is given by God’s grace and cannot be earned by man through good works, baptism, church membership or any other means.Cf. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1.

 

Baptism

We believe that water baptism by immersion is an act of obedience to Christ’s command. It is a public confession of our personal faith in Jesus Christ. As Christ died for our sins, we were raised from death; we walk in newness of life with Him.Cf. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:3-4.

 

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and and that He was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He was crucified, and He died to pay the penalty for our sins. By His blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin once and for all time.He was raised from the dead on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He reigns as the Head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe He is coming again, bodily and visibly, to the earth to set up His Kingdom.Cf. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5,14; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 7:25.

 

Every Christian’s Mission

We believe that it is God’s will and command for every Christian to be actively engaged in telling others how to establish a personal relationship with God, through faith in Jesus Christ, and in discipling those who respond to the good news of salvation.Cf. 2 Timothy 1:7-8, 4:2; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20; Matthew 28:19-20.

 

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and possesses all Divine attributes. He indwells all believers and baptizes them all at the moment they trust in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. He controls all true believers and empowers them to live the Christian life in response to their obedience, confession of sins, and submission to Him.Cf. Romans 8:9-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.

 

Good Works

We believe that good works are not the means to salvation but the expected byproduct in the life of a true believer in Christ. The evidence of true salvation and true faith is repentance, good works, and changed lives. It is every believer’s responsibility to pursue a life of good works through the power of the Holy Spirit.Cf. Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 6:9-10; Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 6:18.

1989

LOF began as Sambahang Kristiano sa Bergen (Bergen Christian Fellowship)

With services held in the native Filipino language, Tagalog.

The church was led by church planter, Pastor Romy Manansala.

 

1990

Pastor Alex Bonifacio is appointed as the Lead Pastor

 

2005

Sambahang Kristiano sa Bergen becomes Lighthouse of Faith

 

2006

Purpose Driven Church model is adapted

 

2007

 LOF Masantol is planted in Masantol, Pampanga, Philippines, led by Pastor Daniel Reyes

 

2008

Acquired church building in Garfield, NJ

First international mission in the Philippines (Masantol, Laguna, Rizal)

 

2013

First Medical & Dental Missions in the Philippines

 

2014

LOF implements Vision School

LOF sends missionaries to Pakistan, India and Turkey

 

2015

LOF sends missionaries to Uzbekistan, Jordan, Israel and Turkey

 

2016

LOF implements Philippines Vision School at LOF Masantol, Philippines

LOF sends missionaries to Moracco, Lebanon and Turkey

 

2017

LOF implements English As A Second Language (ESL) School

LOF sends missionaries to Isreal, India, Turkey and Syria 

 

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Global baptist alliance

The mission of the Global Baptist Alliance is to empower a network of NY/NJ churches that produce new disciples, healthy churches, Godly and skilled leaders, and transformed communities.

 
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mNYba

The Metropolitan New York Baptist Association is a family of churches of diverse, ethnicities, languages, and contexts that cooperate together to make disciples of all people in the New York metro area.

 
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intercp vision school

INTERCP is a non-denominational, overseas mission organization founded in 1983, whose vision is for frontier pioneering missions among the unreached people groups of the 10/40 window.