Lake Fork Baptist Church was started January 27, 1997, as a mission church of First Baptist Church Winnsboro with Brother David Smith as the pastor. The church was almost named "Second Chance Baptist Church" because Brother David believed that each person who joined had been given a "second chance" to live for the Lord.
first service consisted of eight people. The church met in various
buildings around the county until the construction of the first church
on November 9, 1997. Within four months the church outgrew its first
building and began plans to build another church. A second
auditorium was built and the church moved into the new building on
October 17, 1999. By this time the church had relinquished its missions
status and became an autonomous Southern Baptist Church.
In 2002 the church was building yet another new auditorium. The
first service was held in the new auditorium on Easter Sunday 2003. A new Education Building was completed in June 2008 and was named after the founding pastor: J. David Smith Education Building.
In 2020, the newest edition to our church was completed. Our new children's education building will serve as the platform from which our children grow in Jesus Christ and learn to shine His light for the world to see.
small church that began with eight people has grown to over 2000 in
membership with a regular attendance of over 700 people. We give God all
the glory for the mighty things He has done and continues to do at Lake Fork Baptist