Welcome to Westlake Baptist Church. Westlake Baptist is located between the cities of Roanoke and Lynchburg on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. We hope you will take a few moments to look around our website. You can find out what we have to offer you and your family by visiting our ministries page, hear a fresh word from God’s Word by listening to a message, or find directions on how to join us in person. As you are browsing our site, we want you to ask yourself a question, who is Jesus to me? The answer to that question according to Scripture will determine where you spend eternity. We at Westlake Baptist believe that is the most important question anyone can ever answer. So whether you only visit us here on the web or you are able to join us for a service, we hope you will take time to answer that question and settle your eternity before you leave.
A Brief History
Westlake Baptist Church officialy held its first worship service June 22, 2003 with Dr. Joe Taylor presiding; he served our congregation for the next seven years. Work had begun on our new church building eighteen months earlier. The land our Church is built on was donated with groundbreaking held in 2001. Our old building was sold prior to the completion of our new church buliding and services were held in the fellowship hall for approximately two years.
Each day after lunch, church members and workers held Bible study, followed by prayer for guidance in the days to come. God was always faithful. Our church family has been under the leadership of Reverend Justin Likens since January 2009. Justin not only leads our congregation, but also teaches the Bible Institute and is working towards his doctorate. We are extrememly fortunate to have Justin, Diana and their boys as a part of our church family.