Welcome, and thank you for visiting Landmark Baptist Church of Shelby, North Carolina online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship, and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Allen L. Davis, Senior Pastor
The songwriter declares, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." That phrase is heard on the radio, in Christmas commercials, at shopping malls, and in almost every Christmas musical performance in December. Here's the back story. The song was written for Andy Williams by George Wyle, who is famous for writing the theme song for Gilligan's Island in 1963. In 2018, the song reached the top 10 of the hottest 100 songs ever written.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but not for the few reasons mentioned in the song. It's wonderful because God wrapped up His love in swaddling clothes, kept every promise made by the prophets, ended 400 years of Divine silence, and offered his own Son as the means of salvation to all humanity. I'm okay with mistletoe, marshmallow toasting, ghost stories, and tales of glories of Christmases long, long ago . . . but, nothing compares with "Joy To the World, The Lord Is Come!"
Join me for a new sermon series in December entitled, "Christmas Unwrapped." We will focus on the real essence for the season and magnify the One whom shepherds and kings worshipped. For this sinner saved by grace, Mr. Christmas is not Andy Williams. Mr. Christmas is the Lord Jesus Christ! While you may appreciate Andy as an awesome crooner, only Jesus should be celebrated as the Savior who cam and changed the hearts of men that first Christmas morn.
Elaine and I would like to extend our love and sincere prayers for a blessed and healthy Christmas season. We are excited at the prospects for worship, witness, and fellowship during December. We are thankful for all the cards, gifts, and encouragement received from our Landmark family. May the Lord continue to bless your witness this . . . wonderful time of the year.