At GLBC, we have one message, one ministry, and one mission.

Our message is of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our ministry is the one that God has given us to preach and teach the Gospel to every creature. Our mission is to fulfill His Great Commission by sending forth the light of our Savior.

What’s New

We are glad you’re here! Check out our latest news and blog posts under Pastor’s Message.

At the beginning of February, we had our annual Winter Revival with Dr. Ben Carper out of Greenville, SC. We also had the pleasure of hosting the Phishermen Quartet from Mobile, AL, and enjoyed some good, old fashioned, Southern Gospel singing. Possibly most exciting was that GLBC ordained our very own member, Bro. Caleb Weems, into the ministry. Bro. Caleb is currently earning his Master’s degree in pastoral theology from Commonwealth Baptist College in Lexington, KY, and he plans to return to MS soon with the intentions of officially planting Gospel Light in Meridian.


Who We Are

Gospel Light Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist church located in the North Laurel/Shady Grove community. Our church is easily accessible from Hwy. 15 North and Audubon Drive. Our church facilities are located on a spacious 2-acres of property with tremendous potential for growth.

January 9, 2000 was the very first service for Gospel Light Baptist Church. We officially organized on May 7, 2000 with 18 charter members.

Because every independent Baptist church is an autonomous congregation, we are therefore a self- governing and self-supporting ministry. The head of the church is the Lord Jesus Christ. The King James Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice. It is our desire to be a truly New Testament church.

At Gospel Light Baptist Church, we have one message-the message of the Lord Jesus Christ, and one ministry-the ministry He has given us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Our church supports missionaries around the world fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ.


Pastor Tim Weems’ Bio

Growing up in a Christian home where his family actively served the Lord, Bro. Tim learned early in life the importance of the church. At the age of 8 years old, he bowed down beside a little, brown couch at home and trusted Christ as his personal Saviour.

During a Spring Revival in 1982 at the age of 17, Tim made a public declaration before the church of his call to preach the gospel. He taught Sunday School classes, ran a bus route, preached nursing homes, went street preaching and weekly door to door visitation for the church.

In 1987 Bro. Tim met his future wife, Deana McCree. It was June of 1989 that they were married and continued in Bible College at Tabernacle Baptist College in Greenville, SC, under Dr. Harold Sightler. Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1992 and immediately began to pastor.

After pastoring in New Orleans, LA, Maben, MS, and Natchez, MS, Pastor Weems came back to his hometown in 1999 to plant and start an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in the city of Laurel, Ms.

Bro. Tim and Mrs. Deana have three grown children: Caleb (Katie), Selah (Colton), and Hannah who are all actively serving the Lord in various ministries.

His burden is to plant more Independent Baptist churches throughout the State of Mississippi and sending them out from Gospel Light in Laurel.


Pastor’s Message

Who We Are

We are delighted to have you visit our church website.  Our heart-felt prayer is for people to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and become actively involved in a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching Baptist church that cares for them.  Living in this sinful world, it is hard to find a church that still preaches the …


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3805 Audubon Drive, Laurel, MS 39440

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