Lake Fork Baptist Church was started January 27, 1997, as a mission church of First Baptist Church, Winnsboro with Bro. David Smith as the pastor. The church was almost named "Second Chance Baptist Church" because Bro. David believed that each person who joined had been given a "second chance" to live for the Lord.

The first service consisted of eight people. The church met in various buildings around the county until the building of the first church November 9, 1997. Within four months the church had already outgrown its current 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. 

By the year 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. 

On October 12, 2008, the church called Bro. Perry Crisp as Pastor. This 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 might things He continues to do at Lake Fork Baptist Church. 

Our Mission and Ministries

Lake Fork Baptist Church emphasizes missions involvement, both locally and abroad. As a New Testament Church, we believe strongly in the importance of taking the gospel to Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost regions of the world. We partner with local churches, state and national conventions, as well as numerous local and state missions agencies to provide opportunities for our church family to regularly engage in missions and ministries.

JUDEA                                                         SAMARIA

Christmas Angel Tree                               Harmony/Pittsburg Association

Wood County Jail                                     Texas Baptist/Southern Baptist of Texas

Back To School supplies                         Church Revival in South Fork, Colorado

Monday Night Fishing                              Youth Missions to Arkansas and other states

Volunteer Builders

Prayer Shawls                                           ENDS OF THE EARTH

Mercy Mansion                                         Tanzania

Trunk-n-Treat                                             Haiti

Wild Game Dinner                                    Kenya

These are just a few of the many opportunities our church offers in missions and ministries. Groups meet weekly, bi-monthly, and a specific times during the year. 

Brochures are available in the church foyer.

In addition, our church has an Evangelism trailer that our church and members use to host block parties, baptism at the lake, and other ministry oriented events. Our Volunteer Builders have a trailer full of carpentry and building equipment for on the job work.