You can tell a great deal about a church by its history.  What we are today is a result of where we have come from.  The diligent and faithful service of those who have gone before us has laid a foundation for what LWC is today…. 

In the winter of 1929, Reverend Howard K. Busby and Reverend John H. Philpot came to Lamont and held a four-week revival meeting in an empty store building.  From that miraculous start, Lamont Wesleyan Church has enjoyed a rich history of loving and serving people in our surrounding communities, and sharing the good news about the new life that can be found in Christ.  

Over the years several pastors have graced Lamont with their various gifts and abilities, each one faithfully ministering to not only the church family, but to the community.  Our founding pastor, Rev. H. K. Busby, was an important part of the church through the years.  He ministered as an evangelist and District Superintendent for most of his life, but kept his home here in Lamont.  His wife taught at the Lamont school and they together served and loved the Lamont community in many ways.  Rev. Busby retired from his position as District Superintendent in 1970 and agreed to pastor LWC for one year.  That one year of service turned to 27 years as Rev. Busby faithfully ministered to LWC and our communities until he went to be with the Lord in 1997.  Rev. Busby’s faithfulness and the faithfulness of many others laid a foundation for what is happening at Lamont these days.  

From 1997 to 2000 Rev. Rick Cook served as interim pastor of LWC.  He led the church through a number of significant and important changes.  Towards the end of his ministry, the people of LWC felt that God was calling them to make a step of faith and hire a full-time pastor.  To that end they built a beautiful new parsonage with their own hands and called Pastor Steve McVey to be their pastor. 

In the years since then, God has surprised us over and over again.  Today Lamont is more of a regional church.  We minister to several different rural communities, offer a wide variety of ministries, and are blessed with multiple part and full time staff to help facilitate the ministry of the church.  We firmly believe that days of even more significant ministry are ahead.

We truly believe that people matter to God.  He has given LWC much, and he will require much of us. Our goal is to demonstrate God’s love to our communities and call people into a committed relationship with Jesus.  LWC is a place where you will be both loved and transformed. 

 
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