In response to the risks associated with COVID-19 and the Colorado state and local stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders, we are only meeting in person on Sundays at 10:45 AM (effective May 10, 2020). However, to continue doing our part to protect each other, please wear a cloth or non-woven face mask and maintain 6 feet or more of physical distancing.

Our Church

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church began as a mission in the summer of 1955 under the leadership of Isaac J. Smith.

Brother Smith had been the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pueblo, Colorado and also spent a short time pastoring Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming before coming to Lakewood.

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church was organized on September 4, 1955 with 13 charter members, and Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Cheyenne, Wyoming was the sponsoring church.

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church is a body of saved, baptized believers working together to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. The church is modeled according to the design that Jesus gave when he first called out his church during his personal ministry (Matthew 4:17-22). The church was organized on September 4, 1955.

We strive to follow the original pattern of the church given in the the New Testament and to fufill the commission that the Lord gave to his churches to "teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you."

We are a vital local body that has an intimate relationship with our only head: The Lord Jesus Christ. This relationship with our Lord is manifested by our love for one another.

All of our meetings are open to the public and we welcome visitors. It is our goal to show the love of Christ to everyone with whom we come in contact.

We do not believe that you need to be a member of LMBC to be saved, nor that we have the only true church. We do believe, however, that the life of the believer was meant to be lived in the fellowship of a local church, and that true churches bear the identifying marks of a scriptural New Testament church as described in the Bible.

Pastor Emeritus

Brother Jim Brasseal, Pastor Emeritus, surrendered to the Lord’s call to preach in 1958. He received his Doctorate of Theology from Gulf Coast Baptist Seminary in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and later worked as a missionary in Mississippi and Nebraska for a total of 18 years. He served as the vice president of the Gulf Coast Baptist Seminary from 1989 to 1996. He has pastored Landmark Missionary Baptist Church two different times. The first was from March 1979 until August 1985, and the second was from March of 1996 until his retirement on March 24, 2019 after more than 61 years in the ministry. He now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Former Pastors

Name Years
Jim Brasseal March 1996 - March 2019
Billy J. Styron August 1995 - December 1995
Fred Stevenson July 1989 - February 1995
Charles Lewallen September 1987 - April 1989
Kem Reeder October 1985 - August 1987
Jim Brasseal March 1979 - August 1985
Bill Woodall June 1975 - September 1978
Isaac J. Smith July 1969 - June 1975
James Heflin June 1967 - June 1969
John Paul Jones October 1960 - January 1967
Isaac J. Smith September 1955 - September 1960

Associations

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church is a self-governing, independent local body whose only head is the Lord Jesus Christ. The church fellowships with the American Baptist Association and the Rocky Mountain Missionary Baptist Association for the purpose of cooperating in mission work and church edification. However, the associations do not have any authority over this or any other church.

Churches and Missions We Support

Our church has supported many different missionaries throughout the years. Currently, we support the following:

  • Jim and Sherry Black in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Churches in Mongolia | website

Article Index

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Featured Articles

The Great Sermon

Presented by Brother Jeff Barron, pastor of Edgewood Missionary Baptist Church, Danville, Georgia, at the Rocky Mountain Missionary Baptist Association Meeting hosted by Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Lakewood, CO on August 10, 2012.

The “Mutual Faith” that Comforts

Presented by Brother Jim Brasseal at the Rocky Mountain Missionary Baptist Association Meeting hosted by Bradley Road Missionary Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, CO on August 8, 2014.

The Kingdom of Heaven with an Earthly Mission

Presented by Brother Jim Brasseal at the Rocky Mountain Missionary Baptist Association Meeting hosted by Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Lakewood, CO on August 10, 2012.

Beautiful Feet

Presented by Brother Jim Brasseal at the Rocky Mountain Missionary Baptist Association Meeting hosted by Salt Valley Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Clearfield, Utah on August 13, 2011.

Showing Compassion without Compromise

Written by Brother Jim Brasseal and answers the question “Can we love the sinner and hate the sin?”

The Coming of John the Baptist

Written by Brother Jeffery Barron and details the Old and New Testament scriptures concerning John the Baptist.

Scriptural Mission Work

Presented by Brother Jim Brasseal at the Rocky Mountain Missionary Baptist Association Meeting held at Loveland Baptist Church, Loveland, Colorado on August 8, 2008.

The Trail of Blood

A small booklet written By Dr. J. M. Carroll (1858-1931) that details the history of the Lord’s churches through the ages and identifies the marks of a true New Testament Bible teaching church.

Five Points of Calvinism Refuted

Written by Brother Jeffery Barron and examines the false teaching of Calvinism based on the scriptures.

The Influence of Baptists

This article originally appeared in the May 1999 edition of the “West Florida Baptist News” (a publication of the West Florida Baptist Institute). Used with permission.

Verses That Seem Impossible

Presented at the Rocky Mountain Missionary Baptist Association Meeting held at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Lakewood, Colorado on August 10, 2007. Bro Pierce is Pastor of Black Hills Missionary Baptist Church in Rapid City, South Dakota.