248-681-1681 HisScottLake@gmail.com




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Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.- 1 John 4:7

Sunday Services

Worship Services

Sundays at 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Shuttle bus rides and nursery are available.

Children’s Church

Sundays at 11:00 AM

Sunday School

Sundays at 9:45 AM

Available for all age groups.
Shuttle bus rides and nursery are available.

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.- Colossians 3:14

Weekly Programs

Adult Prayer & Share

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Youth Bible Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Call 248-681-1681 to arrange a ride for your child or teen.

Kingdom Kids

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

For children ages 4 – 11 years old.
Includes Bible lessons, games, crafts, and snacks

Call 248-681-1681 to arrange a ride for your child or teen.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.- John 3:16

Our Upcoming Events

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Find out what else is happening at Scott Lake Baptist Church.

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Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.- Matthew 11:28

About Our Church

Our Mission
We are here to glorify the Triune God through faithful and united service in worldwide evangelism, biblical teaching, Christ-centered worship, godly living and Christian love.
Our Core Beliefs
  1. Jesus is Lord, fully God, fully man, the second Person of the eternal Trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, Creator of heaven and earth, always existing as three fully divine Persons.
  2. The Bible alone and in its entirety is the written word of God, consisting of 66 books arranged in two Testaments, true in every detail, and the sufficient revelation of God’s moral will.
  3. Man is created in God’s image to serve and enjoy Him forever.
  4. God also created angels who are serving spirits, however some of them rebelled against God and are at work in the world to undermine His plan for salvation and the restoration of creation.
  5. Having fallen from innocence through Adam’s sin, mankind has become corrupted by sin and deserves eternal condemnation.
  6. Salvation is God’s gift of forgiveness, spiritual life, and everlasting friendship, granted freely to every individual who faithfully accepts Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior.
  7. Jesus is the One and only Savior for all mankind, virgin-born, sinless, and His death on a cross made atonement for sin.
  8. Jesus rose bodily from the dead and ascended bodily to heaven.
  9. The church is Jesus’ community composed of all true believers, which meets in local assemblies for biblical teaching, spiritual fellowship and Christ-centered worship, and which conducts Jesus’ program of worldwide evangelism.
  10. Jesus is coming again to judge every soul, and to establish His Kingdom on earth.
Our Baptist Views
We are a bible-believing, Christ-centered and, neighbor-helping fellowship of Christians who call ourselves ‘baptists,’ but with a little “b”.

We are not overly concerned about what people wear to church, what versions of the Bible they read, their musical tastes or any other personal preferences that Jesus allows.

We are however very concerned with having and maintaining spiritually healthy hearts and minds.

We are baptists simply because unlike some of our beloved Christian brothers and sisters around the world, we interpret Jesus’ teaching on baptism to mean that we are supposed to baptize professing believers in water, and to do so by immersion rather than by sprinkling.

Our Spiritual Heritage
We have been doing ministry for Jesus at our current location since 1973. Prior to our name change in 2003 we were known as Donelson-Memorial Baptist Church which was a merger of the Donelson Baptist Church that met in the Donelson school building in Waterford, and the Memorial Baptist Church of Pontiac. Memorial Baptist Church was then affiliated with the Conservative Baptist Association, and was heavily involved in mission work in coordination with the mission agency, CBI (Conservative Baptists International). Both of these local congregations were planted in the 1950s by First Baptist Church of Pontiac, MI.

Scott Lake Baptist Church is now an independent baptist congregation that shines the light of Jesus’ gospel to bless lives in Oakland County, Michigan. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, families, individuals, youth, seniors, people with special needs, and anyone who loves Jesus.

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Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.- John 17:3

Meet Our Pastor

Scott lake Baptist Church Pastor, Jon Knapp and his wife Suzette


Dear friends and neighbors,

If you long for a loving home, if you hope for a joyful heart, if you want to behold God’s blessing in your life, and to be a blessing to others, we know exactly how you feel. Come and see with us how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ meets every one of these needs. We would love for you to know Him, and to become part of our family here at Scott Lake Baptist Church.

In Christ,
Jon Knapp
Senior Pastor

About Pastor Jon

Pastor Jon Knapp M.Div. Th.M. graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in 1995. He loves people and preaches relevant and original sermons straight from the Bible every week. He moved to Waterford with his wife, Suzette, and their three children in August 1998, to become our full-time Sr. Pastor.

Check out Pastor Jon’s latest blog posts. Read more…


Use the playlist below to listen to his most recent sermons.
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Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.- Isaiah 45:22

Our Outreach Programs

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

We participate in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox drive every year, and support local families in need with our Thanksgiving & Christmas Basket programs.

Vacation Bible School

We host a week-long fun packed Vacation Bible School program for ages 4-11 every summer.

Good News & Backyard Bible Clubs

We conduct Good News Clubs and back yard Bible clubs through Child Evangelism Fellowship.
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Christian Counseling

We offer affordable professional Christian Counseling as well as free pastoral counseling for our community.

For Christian Counseling, contact Sheryl Schumacher via phone at 248-766-0856 or email or sheryl4peace@gmail.com.

For pastoral counseling, contact Jon Knapp via phone at 248-681-1681 or email at HisScottLake@gmail.com.

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We serve our community by holding a Rummage Sale every summer.


We support eleven Missionary families who are serving in various countries around the world.
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Find out how you can help support our community outreach efforts.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,- Ephesians 2:8

Get in Touch

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Scott Lake Baptist Church
811 Scott Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
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But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.- Romans 5:8

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