Living Faith Church

Living Faith Church                                                                                                                                          Family Worship- 10:30AM

1490 Frederick Pike                                                                                                                                          Sunday School- 9:15AM

Littlestown, Pa. 17340                                                                                                                                      Bible Study: Tuesday- 7:00PM

Rev. Larry Douthwaite


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Thank you for taking the time to visit our website today. Right now we are not having any activities scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic but we will let you know as soon as we have the clearance for meeting again. For now we hope that you will link up with us on Facebook by entering the search for Living Faith Church. In the meanwhile, stay safe and  put your trust in our loving God!

Living Faith Church

Our Mission

To be a church family of unconditional love, glorifying God by living in obedience to the Word of God, so that all who come here may be empowered by the Holy Spirit and share God's love and peace and become responsible and loving members of His church.

Our Vision

Our goal is to renew and build up the family through encouraging a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ and modeling the unconditional love God has for each of His children. We will model this love as we engage in joyful worship, one-on-one discipleship, prayer and study of God's Word and go into our community to share His love with others.

Our Purpose

Living Faith Church exists for the purpose of glorifying God. We attempt to accomplish this purpose through five primary means as represented  in the word "WIFES." Our primary objectives are to WORSHIP our Lord, INSTRUCT in the Word, FELLOWSHIP as the body of Christ, EVANGELIZE our community, region and the world, and SERVE  others as we fulfill our role as servants of our loving God. 

Service Times

9:15AM- Sunday School

10:30AM- Family Worship Service


1490 Frederick Pike

Littlestown, Pa. 17340


Living Faith is located about 2 miles south of the center of Littlestown on Route 194 ( the road to Taneytown.)

About Us

We are proud members of the Southern Baptist Association and the Keystone Baptist and Mid-Maryland Baptist Churches.

Contact Us


Phone us at:  717-359-9837

Pastor's Cell: 717-688-1018

Living Faith Church


Larry Douthwaite and Sharon

Pastor Larry Douthwaite and Sharon have been ministering at Living Faith since its inception in 1994. Pastor Douthwaite was the founding Pastor at Living Faith following a 7 year ministry at St. Matthew's Lutheran in Lebanon, Pa. and a 10 year ministry at St. John's Lutheran in Littlestown, Pa. Since then Pastor has been at Living Faith for the last 25 years and Living Faith became a member of the Keystone Baptist and Mid-Maryland Baptist Associations of the Southeran Baptist Convention in 2009. Pastor has been married to Sharon for 46 years and has three grown children, Aaron, Diana Myers and Brett.

Terry Bodenberg

Paul Ganjon

Paul Ganjon has been serving Living Faith as the Head Deacon at Living Faith and is also involved in Education Ministry and Property Ministries of the church as well as serving as a Missions teacher during our annual Vacation Bible School and as a teacher for the Children's Church Program. Paul and his wife Wanda serve the church in preparing for our monthly communions and are active in assisting in other key ministries throughout the church.




Faye Heffner

Barb Raber

 Barb Raber is serving in the Finance Ministry of the church and as part of that responsibility runs the Grocery Gift Card program and is the person in charge of any Yard Sales, Bake Sales and other fund-raising activities at the church. She serves on our Deacon's Board and is very involved in caring for various members and friends of Living Faith. Barb has also been active in setting up our Community Aid partnership and serves on our ushering teams.

Terry Bodenberg is the Head Elder of Living Faith who also serves on, and reports to the Living Faith Deacon's Board as the treasurer of the church. Terry is very active in property projects and in keeping the financial books of the church. He and his wife, Melody, are leaders in our Vacation Bible School and in helping out with our covered dish dinners, Easter Breakfasts and in providing refreshments.

Faye Heffner serves as the recording Secretary of the

Board of Deacons and the congregation at Living Faith. 

Faye is also active, along with her husband, John, in

the usher ministry of the church and in serving as a

teacher in Vacation Bible School.

Living Faith Church

Our Key Beliefs


Jesus Christ as Lord!

This congregation confesses Jesus Christ as Lord of his church.The Holy Spirit creates and sustains the church through God's Word of law and gospel and thereby calls and gathers His church into fellowship with our Lord and with fellow believers into a family of faith.

The Word of God!

This congregation holds that the Bible, in both Old and New Testament formation, is the complete written Word of God. This complete Word of God comes to us in Law and Gospel and reveals God's sovereign will and saving grace in Jesus Christ. We hold that the Bible, as a whole and in all of its parts, is the Word of God, under all circumstances regardless of man's attitude toward it. Thus, this congregation, accepts the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testaments as a whole and in all their parts as the divinely inspired, revealed and inerrant Word of God, and joyfully submits to this as the only infallible authority in all matters of life and faith.

Our Prayer Life!

As Donald Whitney has written in his classic "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life,"

  "The Bible says we must pray  for the glory   of   God, in His will, in faith, in the name of    Jesus,   with persistance and more."

We, at Living Faith, believe it is vital that we engage in such prayer in challenging times like we are currently experiencing as well as the day to day life we live so casually under most other circumstances. Join your prayers with ours each Sunday at 10:00AM as we ask God to strengthen our faith in Him. 

Bible Study!

Living Faith has three different Bible Study Groups that normally meet during the year.

  • The first is our Tuesday night Bible Study which current features a study authored by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Tim Grissom entitled "Seeking Him." This is a study that guides you into the joy of personal revival and prepares you for the commitment of being an active witness for Christ.
  • Our youth group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month and does Bible Study as part of our activities. We are currently studying the story of Queen Esther in preparation for attending Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa. to see the play.
  • We also have a Women's Bible Study that meets at the home of Connie Gordon on the 1st and 3rd  Fridays of the month, from 1:30-3:00PM. They are currently doing a study of 2 Corinthians. To contact for further information you can text Connie Gordon at 240-674-0290 or call Anna Nusca at 717-345-5906.
  • Please note that all Bible Study is currently on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.


As many of us have experienced this past Easter, we were not able to come together to worship on the day we designate as Easter Sunday. But Easter and the Resurrection is more than a set day in our calendar, and this being so, when we are given the clearance to do so we will come together to celebrate our Lord's glorious resurrection by holding our celebration in June or July or whenever the time is appropriate. Please join us in doing so when we are able to announce the date!

Contact Us!

All of our contact information is listed above. Please feel free to call Pastor Douthwaite or contact him at the church office if you have any questions about the church and our beliefs or activities. You may also text the Pastor at and request newsletter updates and messages from the Pastor.


Living Faith Church believes that it is vital for God's people to be active in supporting Missions through the church. As part of our commitment to missions we are currently support several mission efforts to reach others with the love of Christ.

  • We support the Ministry of Tom and Michelle Brendle and Family through the Ethnos 360 ministries that send missionaries to various peoples throughout the world spreading the Good News of Christ.
  • We are contributing members of two Associations of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Keystone Baptist Association and the Mid-Maryland Baptist Association which support missionaries in the United Staes and abroad.
  • We support New Hope Ministries locally in Littlestown, an organization that provides food, clothing and other necessary items for families in need.
  • We are a part of the Community Aid program and host a bin for clothing and other donations that are repurposed to help families. We also make available free certificates to help in the purchase of such clothing and household items as needed.
  • We provide a monthly worship service for the residents of Lorien Nursing home in Taneytown.

Living Faith Church



I would like to welcome you to our brand new website. Producing this website comes at a time in our lives that I never even considered could happen. It is a time when our faith is being tested and where we, as followers of Christ are being called to make decisions every day that seem to depend on situations that are evolving by the hour. What seemed to be the right thing to do yesterday has to be re-evaluated for today...and tomorrow will be something different again. It is a grand thing to know a God like ours who is unchanged from yesteday to today and into tomorrow, a God who is our "rock" when there is so much "sinking sand" surrounding us.

What I would heartily encourage you to do during a time such as this is to remember the words of Jesus as he spoke them to his disciples in John 14:27,

  "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not      let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid."

This was said at a very vulnerable time for the disciples who were sensing a rising fear within themselves even as Jesus was speaking about going away from them. God did not leave them even as God has not left us. God is still in charge and it is up to us as a people of faith to live as such in these days of drastic change and trial. Now, more than ever we need to find ways to truly praise God and uplift those who desperately need to believe in a "hope and a furture." 

I really do hope that those who take the opportunity to worship at Living Faith will find this to be a place of hope, joy and thankfulness to God in such a time as this. We will seek to find a way to bring the Word of God to you in ways that will encourage you and set your feet on the solid rock of our salvation, Jesus Christ! And please remember that this is a time above all times to continue to be a strong witness to those around you to put their faith in the God that loves you, shelters you in the time of storms and has promised a new day for those who believe in him. Now is the time to remain "strong and courageous" and serve as a light to those in darkness. I invite you to come and worship with us as soon as possible and to praise God daily through your words and deeds. God's greatest blessings to you and yours,

                                                                                Pastor Larry Douthwaite



Easter Breakfast and Family Worship

We currently do not know what services we will be able to host at the church and when we might be able to host them. We do know that it was disappointing not being able to celebrate Holy Week due to the coronavirus, but we are hoping to hold our Easter Breakfast at 8:ooAM and our Family Praise and Worship to be held at 9:15AM when we are finally given the thumbs up to do so. This is the only Sunday of the year when we vary from our regular service schedule of Sunday School for adults at 9:15AM and Worship at 10:30AM, so please note this. In the meantime we are posting video services on Facebook and there are CDs of the services available at our church Welcome Center.

On Line Discussions!

You are encouraged to use our email connection to ask any spiritual questions you may have. This can be especially helpful during time like this when we are to be social distancing, but our desire is to make this into a regular part of our ministry. If we have no immediate answers for your question we will engage in study until we do. There are so many issues facing us right now that it would be great to engage in a back and forth discussion that we hope shining the light of Christ upon it will be of help to you and otheres. Please let us know how we can help!


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