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1709 Dulles Dr.
Lafayette, La 70506



Welcome to The Open Door. We are a family of believers who welcome a truly diverse range of visitors. We are people from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds, as well as those with no previous religious or church experience, united together through Jesus Christ. Whatever your story, The Open Door invites you to join us.

Our foundation is the truth of God’s Word experienced through knowing Christ, growing in truth, and serving others. As a Christian evangelical church associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, we labor with God to build solid lives and families.




I frequently observe that many believers are wrapped up in working hard on “living the Christian life.” They basically state, “It’s hard to be a Christian.” Following a list of do and don’ts, they frantically run through it to check themselves. Others search constantly for the next spiritual fix, book, or fad.

During our trip to Thailand, Merida and I had the opportunity to take an excursion to one of the islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Phuket. The scenery was beautiful, as one would expect. Once near the island, we were guided on a kayak from the ocean to beautiful lagoons within the island itself that were surrounded on all sides by high mountain walls.