Our History

“There is NO question that this was ALL the Lord’s work – HE did it!”
– a founding member of this congregation.

The roots of The Bible Church of the Lakes go back to 2004 when a group of Horseshoe Bay residents, who were unable to find a local Bible teaching church, hosted Bible studies in their homes. In early 2005 these Bible studies moved to a nearby closed Baptist church and Sunday worship services were added. During this time the congregation was served by visiting pastors from Texas, Virginia & Washington. In June 2005, Hill Country Bible Church of Lake LBJ was formed and the building being used for these Bible studies and worship services was purchased. Then in 2007, the name of the church was changed to The Bible Church of the Lakes.

On March 1, 2006, Fred Bates was appointed as the church’s first Pastor and he faithfully served the church until his retirement. Subsequently, Pastor Lanny Tanton was appointed as our Pastor and began his ministry at BCL on September 1, 2017.

The Bible Church of the Lakes is a still fairly young church body currently comprised mostly of middle to older adults from Horseshoe Bay and its surrounding communities (Marble Falls, Burnet, Cottonwood, Meadowlakes, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, Llano, Round Mountain, Johnson City, Spicewood, Lakeway, Dripping Springs & Austin). We are an independent local church, demoninationally unaffiliated.


We desire to enlarge our Gospel outreach ministry to include people of all generations from these areas for the glory of God!

The Bible Church of the Lakes

24101 East State Highway 71
P. O. Box 8190
Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657

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The Bible Church of the Lakes