We believe in the free and orderly expression of our adoration for God.
In accordance with the Biblical patterns found in Psalms 100, 148-150, and Ephesians 5:18-20, we will at times stand, sing, clap our hands, play instruments, express the creative arts and even remain quiet.
We strive to love and glorify God and make Him known to those around us. All this is done as a celebration of our mutual love for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Light of the World Christian Church was incorporated in 1979 under the name of Liberty Christian Fellowship. These were the exciting years of a young church, with new believers meeting in rented buildings on the Milford Oval. The founding members were young in age with growing families.
Soon after being incorporated, the church purchased land and the building on 273 Elm Street – the location of the Monarch Diner, which had recently burned down. Reconstruction and a large addition began. In 1997, a new sanctuary was added as well as more classrooms for the growing Christian school. The church and school changed its name to Light of the World Christian Church and School and in 1989. The school changed its name one more time to Milford Christian Academy to reflect the community they serve.
The diversity in roof lines reflects the three additions to the current building. We chose to remain in this location because of the proximity to community happenings. The school and the church grew until 2009 when the school closed. Both church and school families were disappointed when finances prevented the school from continuing. The new fellowship hall is a product of the renovated school space.
LWCC has had three pastors since its beginning. All three pastors are currently still serving in the church. Mark Williams started the work in 1979. Kyn Gdanian continued the work for 20 years; he remains in our church with periodic preaching responsibilities. Paul Sontag has served as the pastor for the last ten years; he was previously the principal of the school for 20 years.
For much of that time, resources from the church were directed to the school. The church members believed that the Lord had given them this ministry; hence, it was difficult to let it go. The church and school worked together to develop a prototype homeschool and Christian school model. A visitor will see clearly that the prior school space has now been re-purposed to other ministries and purposes.