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Trinity Baptist installs ‘Lighthouse on the Hillside’

Trinity Baptist installs ‘Lighthouse on the Hillside’
July 11
10:05 2021

Trinity Baptist Church, known as “The Lighthouse on the Hillside,” now has an actual lighthouse on the hillside north of Breckenridge after a large lawn lighthouse was installed in front of the church this week.

On Friday, Trinity’s pastor, Herman “Butch” Hinkle, and head trustee, Bill McKnight, installed the lighthouse. The lighthouse, which was ordered from a company in Delaware, features a red and white spiral design and a solar-powered light at the top.

“I feel like it’ll be a big focal point for the church,” Hinkle said. “It’s a symbol of the fact that the church guides you home to help with your daily life and guides you back to the Bible.”

The lighthouse arrived in a crate a few weeks ago, ready to install. Some of the church members poured the cement base week before last, and Hinkle and McKnight bolted the lighthouse to the base on Friday.

Trinity Baptist Church is located about two miles north of Breckenridge, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and County Road 327. Hinkle said he can now tell visitors to turn north onto U.S. 183 in Breckenridge and drive until the see the “lighthouse on the hillside.”

The new lighthouse in front of Trinity Baptist Church features a solar-powered light that turns on at night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Bill McKnight, left, head trustee at Trinity Baptist Church, and Butch Hinkle, the church’s pastor, installed the new lighthouse in front of the church last week. The church is known as “The Lighthouse on the Hillside.” (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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