Shepherds, Deacons, Staff

Our Leadership

At Lakewood we follow a pattern of spiritual leadership that we see in the New Testament.

Titus 1:5-9 (NLT):

I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. An elder is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.
Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

Our congregation selects men who represent these qualities to help lead and guide our church family. Some other scriptures pertaining to elders include: 1 Timothy 5:17-10; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Acts 20:28.

Elders & Wives

Mark & Alice Clark
Jim & Lori Frazier
Mike & Diane Graves
Roy & Kathy Jones
Bob & Shelley Nicks
Rob & Edyta Pipkin
Gary & Patti Southern (on sabbatical)
Joe & Nikkie McMillan
Gary & Kristin Tucker 

Deacons & Ministry Leaders

Deacon of Community Connections: Reg Cox
Financial Accounting Deacon: Arnie Klemm
Media Team Deacon: Stacy Smith
Mission Ministry Leader: Ben Jones
Property Maintenance Deacon: Brent Hicks
Security Ministry Leader: Clyde Wadsworth
SWSN Ministry Leader: Carolina Hunt
Worship Support Deacon: Bob Stokes
Worship Support Deacon: Wayne Sherrod
Vehicle Maintenance: John Preskorn


Children & Bridge56: Corie Fox
Senior Minister: Steve Curtis
Office Manager: Kay Noble / Carolina Hunt
Teen Ministers: Adam & Briana Patterson
Worship Minister: Travis Branam