Pastor Phil Krist
Pastor Phil and his wife Becky were college sweethearts. Marrying right after graduation, Pastor Phil and Becky entered full time pastoral ministry the same year. They have three children: Julie, Jonathan and Jennifer. Lakeside is where all three children have committed their lives to Jesus and have grown in Him.
An adventurer at heart, Pastor Phil is an accomplished scuba diver and certified underwater cave diver. Krist family vacations are never boring, and have included white water rafting, mountain climbing, camping, scuba safaris, Mayan ruins and more! Some of Pastor Phil’s most exciting and hilarious sermon illustrations have come from his many adventures.
Pastor Phil’s ministerial studies have taken him across the country and around the world. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida. He received his Masters of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California and his earned Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts. Yet his most exciting educational experience were archaeological studies on a dig in Israel!
Pastor Phil’s ministry background includes being: a student ministries coordinator; a hospital chaplain; a youth pastor; an assistant pastor; a college instructor and a Lead Pastor. He has been a speaker at both national and overseas conferences. But his most important ministry is his family. He often remarks, “My marriage and children will be the most important sermons I will ever preach.”
You get a non-boring guarantee when Pastor Phil speaks. His messages offer encouraging, practical insights from God’s Word for significant daily living. Bible truths are made easy to understand. Messages come alive through Pastor Phil’s illustrations, frequent use of props, drama, and video. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be blessed by fresh, uncompromising messages spoken into your life.
Under Pastor Phil’s leadership, Lakeside has relocated to a highly strategic location, experienced consistent building programs, expansions and improvements. Lakeside has grown from being a new church plant to one of the state’s largest Assemblies. Yet Pastor Phil’s most important building project has been people! His vision for people to become disciples of Christ rather than mere decisions has birthed more than 100 Lakeside ministries and the planting of four area churches. His passion for world outreach has taken Lakeside from supporting just six missionaries to over 150 missionaries and ministries around the world!
More than a preacher or a teacher, Pastor Phil is a Pastor. He loves people. Whether it is through his speaking, his counseling, praying or just caring, his consuming passion is to make an eternal difference in peoples lives for the glory of God.
Pastor Hal Barringer
Pastor Hal, and his wife Linda, have been married for over 37 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren: their son David, with wife Anne, have daughter, Cammi and son, Ethan. Pastor Hal and Linda’s daughter Rachael and husband Brian have five children, daughters, Hallie, Charlotte, Olivia and sons, Elijah and Jonah.
Pastor Hal has been a part of the Pastoral Team since March 1987. Educated at Central Bible College (Detroit Extension) and Berean University, his responsibilities include: Pastoral Care; Front Door Ministries; Water Baptism; Prayer Partners; Men’s Ministries; in addition to teaching and preaching in many of Lakeside’s “Friends & Family Night” ministry classes & services.
Pastor Hal enjoys summer activities outside and especially deer hunting in the fall of each year. You’ll also see him active in many of our drama productions here at Lakeside Assembly of God. Pastor Hal’s wife, Linda, is Pastor Krist’s Administrative Assistant and personal secretary.
Pastor Hal has a deep love and understanding of God’s Word. His greatest joy is being an extension of our Lord’s everlasting arms in touching souls for Christ.
If you, a family member or friend, require pastoral care please feel free to contact Pastor Hal. He’ll meet with you at home, in a hospital, or even in a restaurant over a cup of coffee. Anyway or anywhere, he stands ready to serve and to greet you in the Love of our Lord.
Pastor Randy Neary
Children's & Family Life Pastor
Pastor Randy joined the Lakeside Team in August 2007. He has been in full-time Children's & Family Pastoral ministries for over 21 years, serving in churches in Wisconsin and Texas . Pastor Randy graduated with a four year degree in Pastoral Studies from North Central University and has attended graduate studies at Lamar University & Moody Theological Seminary.
Pastor Randy has been married to his wife, Rosemary, and partner in ministry for 26 years. Rosemary has been the Director of Lakeside Preschool & Childcare Center since it opened in September of 2013. They have two beautiful children, Ben, and Beth. Pastor Randy is a highly creative and energetic Children's Pastor with real giftings in using media and technology to reach kids. He also comes to Lakeside with a great record and ability for equipping Christian laity for ministry. His Christian education and counseling experience enable him to bring a holistic ministry to the entire family. In Pastor Randy's own words: ''The best way to minister to children is to bring healing and wholeness to their parents.''
Pastor Ryan Hakes
Pastor Ryan joined the Lakeside Team in January of 2011 as a six month interim Youth Pastor. After a candidating period in mid-2011 Pastor Ryan and wife Julie were then extended and accepted an invitation to make Lakeside their permanent home.
They were married in June 2008 and had precious twin boys in December 2010, Jack and Logan. Pastor Ryan graduated from Southeastern University, as well as Julie, in Lakeland Florida. Pastor Ryan held previous Youth Pastor positions and has also worked in Video & Technical Production, and is a Florida native.
Before becoming a full time Mom, Julie taught High School Honors English in Lakeland Florida, earning a prestigious, “Teacher of the Year” award and is Pastor Phil & Becky’s eldest daughter. When they aren’t busy with Youth Ministry at Lakeside they enjoy family time together with their boys, hiking, biking and the great outdoors.
Pastor Benjamin May
Middle School Pastor
Pastor Ben joined the Lakeside Pastoral Staff September 3, 2013 as a one year Intern, working under the mentorship of Pastor Randy Neary and Pastor Ryan Hakes. Pastor Ben has accepted the full time position of Middle School Pastor here at Lakeside and primarily focuses on students 6th to 8th grade.
Worship & Creative Arts Director
Dawn Waage joined the Lakeside Office Team in 2007 as the Worship & Creative Arts Administrative Assistant. Since then, Dawn has been instrumental in growing Lakeside’s Adult Choir, Praise Team & Band, and aiding in strengthening the Drama, Sound & Lighting Ministries, accepting the position of Director in 2010 when the need arose. Dawn and husband Tim have been married for 35 years, both graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. A talented trumpet player himself, you’ll always see Tim working with Dawn in the Worship & Creative Arts Ministry at Lakeside, directing the Orchestra and helping out in any way he can. Dawn and Tim have two grown sons; Jason, is a police officer and resides in Minnesota with his wife Danielle and twin children, Lili and Leo. Jordan, leads Lakeside's Young Adults Ministry "Edify" and lives local here in Michigan. The Waage family has been a part of the Lakeside family for many years, first attending from 1987-1994. After a brief time of living and working back in their home state of Minnesota, God rejoined them to the Lakeside family in 2005. When not here at the church preparing for services and special events, Dawn enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Womens Ministry, Nursery & Preschool Ministries
Becky Krist pioneered Lakeside's Nursery & Preschool Ministries. She is the wife of our Lead Pastor and has a real passion for God and for children. More than a being a Pastor's wife and mother of three, Becky has also earned a four year college degree and a ministerial license. Becky has also served as Lakeside's Christian Education Director and Lakeside's Women's Ministries Director.
World Outreach Director
Frank Pantalena has been our Lakeside World Outreach Director since February, 2016. He believes and directs the Missions ministry as recorded in Romans 10:14, “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” Frank wants the Lakeside Missions ministry to truly be Jesus’ love extended. Frank and his wife Susan have been married for 24 years and their two children -- Rachel and Giovanni -- are also involved in Lakeside's Missions Ministry. Frank enjoys hunting, classic cars and family time. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Communication from Rochester College and has worked in the engineering field for 28 years.
Frank is also involved in these other ministries at Lakeside...
- Teaching Wednesday night classes
- Ushering on Sundays
- He is part of the Youth and Fine Arts Ministry
Frank oversees all of Lakeside’s international ministries as well as our domestic ministries such as Lakeside Community Outreaches, Big Gives, Impact, Benevolence and Tuition Assistance ministries.
Dale holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Wayne State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and #1 in his class. He joined the Lakeside Team in January, 2013 after taking an early executive retirement from Chrysler Corporation. Dale has an extensive business background in Strategic Planning, Finance, Marketing and Business Operations. He is involved in other ministries at Lakeside, including Bible classes and Music Ministry. Dale is an accomplished keyboard player, accompanying performing artists such as Larnelle Harris and Phil Driscoll. Dale is married to his wife, Lisa, who together have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.