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About Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church, formerly St. Amant Baptist Church, has held a tremendous legacy since its founding in 1974. The founding pastor, Ronald T. Frederic, Sr., was led by God to start a new ministry in the St. Amant/Acy community. This resulted in the founding of St. Amant Baptist Church. From her humble beginnings in the living room of the Frederic family home, SABC grew rapidly and, in 1975, moved to its current location on Acy Road.


Months passed, and the growing congregation needed more space, so a wall was removed, and the auditorium was expanded; then, the north wing and south wings were added to allow for more Sunday School space.  In 1980 a gymnasium was built to add more room for the growing Christian school and Sunday School program. During all this growth, God continued working on the people. Missions and outreach programs were added, along with numerous ministries, under the leadership of her second pastor, Bro. Meister, the mission’s program was expanded, and the outreach around the world grew.


The church has endured many natural disasters through the years, the worst being in 2016 and the great flood of south Louisiana.  This flood saw nearly 6 feet of water standing in the building.  Everything was destroyed…however, God was not finished, and out of the flood, God brought new life to the church.


Recognizing that God was at work, the church voted in January of 2023 to change the church's name and adopted a name that reflected the church's current path of the church… Liberty Baptist Church. Galatians 5:13, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”  God has brought many changes in the church, and the congregation knew it was time to reflect on them.

Pastor Smith, now the third pastor of the church, has continued to share the vision of the church by encouraging the people to put into practice what our Lord called the greatest commandment, “…Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” To do this, we are to help meet the daily spiritual and physical needs of others. Liberty accomplishes this through the passing out of gospel tracts, witnessing, and caring for others. Liberty Baptist Church exists to show the glory of God through loving and caring for the Ascension Parish area.


We invite you to learn more about us - and we hope you plan a visit soon! If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us, and let us be a resource to you and your family. 

What We Believe

The following paragraphs summarize what we believe as a church family. We believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly accurate. Every belief and teaching of Liberty Baptist Church flows from God’s Word. For a more detailed account and description of our doctrine, contact the church.

The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired by God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God has inspired every word and preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the most accurate version of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. 

(Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21).

We believe in one God, eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4).

We believe Jesus Christ to be the One and only Saviour of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God’s kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity but merely veiled them. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death by shedding His blood on the Cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the Rapture and returning seven years later to Earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years

(Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 1:3, 14, 18, 29; Romans 3:19-25; Romans 5:6-15; Philippians 2:5-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 2:5; I Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:10-15; Hebrews 7:26, 9:24-28; I Peter 1:19, 2:2; I John 1:3; Revelation 20:1-6).

The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind. However, we believe He has a particular ministry that began at Pentecost and will continue until the Rapture. This ministry includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ.

(John 3:5-6; John 14:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:15; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; I Corinthians 12:13).

Sin and Salvation
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice and is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Saviour. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the Cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour are already condemned to an eternity in the Lake of Fire.

(Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14).

The New Testament Church
We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is God’s only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ and have voluntarily united for worship, fellowship, service, and the Lord’s Table. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the Rapture, just before the Tribulation

(Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 11:15; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 5:25-30; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:4-15).

The End Times
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year Tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the Earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following these one thousand years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new Heaven and new Earth.

(I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22).

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