Lenexa Baptist Church honors Dightons

By Brent Hoskins
The Journey at Lenexa Baptist Church

For 25 years Pastor Steve Dighton has led the congregation of Lenexa Baptist Church with unparalleled devotion, preaching from the church’s pulpit around 1,300 times directly from God’s Word, just as he was called to do.

He has prayed for LBC’s members and countless others. He has a seemingly infallible ability to greet members by name, despite the significant number. He has shown dedication, compassion, humor and generosity. Above all, however, Steve Dighton—the man from humble beginnings in Ada, Okla., led to Lenexa to build the conservative flagship church in Johnson County, Kan.—has daily shown a love of the Lord that is inspiring to all who know him.

On Saturday, Feb. 21, more than 1,000 members of LBC and friends from across the country gathered to express their gratitude and love during a special day in honor of Pastor Steve and his wife Mary, marking a new phase in their life journey.

Culminating months of transition as Chad McDonald became the new senior pastor on March 1, Pastor Steve is transitioning into retirement after 25 years of service as LBC’s founding senior pastor, now becoming senior pastoral adviser.

In his new role, Pastor Steve will preach at least 10 times each year. He will also be available to coach and mentor Pastor Chad and the campus pastors. In addition, he will be available to advise and assist other SBC churches as needed.