A Bible Fellowship Church plant

Lighthouse BFC, formerly known as El Faro Church, is a ministry of Church Extension Ministries by the Bible Fellowship Church led by Pastor Steve Diaz and a Transitional Leadership Team.

…mission is to make passionate, mature followers of Christ by evangelizing and equipping people in South Allentown and beyond


Core values

Bible Fellowship

God’s glory is our passion. As such, we have a passion for prayer and God’s word.


Christ came to save men, women and children of all nationalities. Likewise we seek to reach out and embrace our diverse community.

Faith family

Christ came to reconcile sinners to God, and bring all who believe into God’s family. Therefore, we encourage healthy Christian families, and we also provide a loving community where everyone is cared for and valued.

Kingdom builders

Christ is Savior and Lord. We commit to be a holy people under His good rule. We also strive to extend His kingdom by loving and serving others throughout South Allentown and beyond.

Other BFC links

History of BFC ministry in Allentown


We Believe

1. We Value the Bible

The Bible is our final authority for life and living. It undergirds all that we believe and do. Our doctrine and principles of living, stated in the Faith and Order of the Bible Fellowship Church , express our understanding of the Bible. Therefore, we continue to make sure that our churches conform to the clear teaching of the Bible as expressed in the Articles of Faith of the Bible Fellowship Church.

2. We Value Worship of God/Fellowship with God

Our purpose is to worship God. Through Christ’s atoning work, we have fellowship with God, allowing us the privilege of bringing glory and praise to God. In prayer, we indicate our dependent relationship and communion with God. Our fellowship with God transforms us so that in daily life we conduct ourselves with Christ-like integrity and love. Therefore, we emphasize these aspects of worship with God within our denomination.

3. We Value Fellowship with God’s people

Fellowship with God’s people connects us as the body of Christ. Fellowship is evidenced by developing intentional loving relationships within each church and among the churches. Therefore, we encourage our churches to nurture deeper fellowship within each church, and provide opportunities for our churches to meet and minister together.

4. We Value the Church

The Church is the earthly manifestation of the body of Christ. Within a church preaching/teaching are used to make disciples of Jesus Christ. The church functions as an extended family, intentionally strengthening each individual and family unit, while developing servant leaders. Each member is to be involved in ministry, exercising spiritual gifts with excellence. Therefore, we support and assist our churches, which although autonomous are not independent, in accomplishing ministry.

5. We Value the Church’s Mission

The Mission of the church is the Great Commission, a commitment to reaching the lost of the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples of all nations by baptizing and teaching them to obey the commandments of God. Therefore, we support and coordinate the efforts of our churches in making disciples of Jesus Christ both near and far.