Who We Are

WhoWeAre_PgImgLight of the World Christian Church is a multi-cultural,
non-denominational church in Latham, New York. The church began with a handful of members in the 1970’s and has grown to a vibrant congregation of believers. The church is led by a Ministry Team (Pastor Rob Shepitka and Pastor Paul Vidulich) who are co-equals and share in shepherding the congregation and determining the mission and vision of the church. The Ministry Team is supported by a Regional Counsel made up of 2 local pastors who provide insight, counsel and accountability.

Light of the World Church has a Biblical worldview; viewing the world through the Word of God. The Bible is the foundation of everything we say and do. We love and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we believe that we should influence our communities with the principles of the Kingdom as found in the Scriptures. We have a love for God and for all people. We believe in the power of prayer and teaching the Word of God so individuals can grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Reveal Jesus… Make Disciples…Release every member to minister

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.


“As adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals.”