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About the Church

IMG_1247[1]Harbor Lights Baptist Church is a growing church in the community.  A number of people from the Ashland area began meeting on Wednesday evenings in the spring of 2006 with Pastor Kevin Holland of the Havenwood Baptist Church  in Hurley, WI.  Seeking to attend an independent Baptist church yet holding to fundamental practices of evangelism, worship, program and godly living the group of members chartered the Harbor Lights Baptist Church of Ashland, WI.  The church began to hold Sunday services at the Ashland Senior Community Center in September of 2006.  Once the church in Ashland was established, Pastor Holland conducted services in Hurley and Ashland every Sunday.  After pastoring both churches for 18 months, Pastor Holland made the decision to step aside and led the church on December 2, 2007 in the calling of Rev. Randall Hoffman as their next pastor.  Pastor Hoffman and IMG_1246[1]his family came from Warren, MI where he was an assistant pastor for seventeen years at the Antioch Baptist Church of Warren.  He began his ministry on Sunday, February 3, 2008.  In January of 2011 God provided a location for the church on Sanborn Avenue which we used for five years.   February 28th, 2016 we relocated our services to use the First Covenant Church building.   Harbor Lights celebrated its ten year anniversary on June 12, 2016 with 71 in attendance with church family and guests to which we give God the Glory!   On June 21, 2017 the Lord provided us the opportunity to purchase the historic First Covenant Church building which was a great answer to our prayers! We look forward to what God will do in the years ahead to reach the community with the Gospel.

About the Pastor

IMG_1363Pastor Randy Hoffman grew up in a Christian home as his father was a Baptist pastor for 39 years.  Pastor Hoffman received Christ as his personal Savior at the age of six, and was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Fort Atkinson, WI.  At the age of twelve he was called of God to be a preacher of the gospel during the Youth Conference of 1979 at the First Baptist Church in Hammond, IN.  Pastor Hoffman is a High School graduate of Maranatha Baptist Academy in Watertown, WI.  He would graduate from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries in 1990.  In the Fall of 1990 Pastor Hoffman became youth pastor at the Antioch Baptist Church in Warren, MI under the pastorate of Dr. George T Crabb.  He would serve as assistant pastor for seventeen years as minister of music, missions director, school administrator, and bus ministry director along with other assistant pastoral responsibilities.  In February of 2008 Pastor Hoffman began his ministry as pastor of the Harbor Lights Baptist Church in Ashland, WI.  Pastor Hoffman has been married to his wonderful wife, Leanne since June of 1991.  They have five children:  Ethan – 22 yrs., Benjamin 20 yrs., Abigail 17 yrs., Joshua – 12 yrs., and Hannah – 8 yrs.

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