with churches in the '40s and '50s. It gives people the wrong
impression," said Barbara Summers, who has been attending the church
for 50 years. "One of the misconceptions people have is that Baptists
are very strict and that we don't have any fun, when in fact you will
never meet friendlier people than here."
The name change was also prompted by the church's merger with
Church at Angeles Crest in April. The 40-member congregation did not
have a home of its own and was meeting in various locations each
month. When its pastor asked if they could use the former First
Baptist location for its sermons, they were invited to become part of
The new name was a good way to start anew and welcome the new
worshippers, Summers said. The church now has about 100 congregants.
"We want to be a light for everyone in Montrose and we are on the
corner, so this is a good name for us," she said.
Light on the Corner has services at 10:45 a.m. Sundays at 1911
Waltonia Drive in Montrose. For more information, call 249-4806.