Dr. Phil Krist
Dr. Krist brings to each class he teaches a rich background in God’s Word and practical ministry. A summa cum laude graduate of Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, he received his Masters of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California and an earned Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts. One of Dr. Krist’s most exciting educational experiences though, were archaeological studies on a dig in Israel!
Dr. Krist’s ministry background includes being: a student ministries coordinator; a hospital chaplain; a youth pastor; a Bible college instructor and a Lead Pastor. He has been a speaker at both national and overseas conferences. Most importantly to Dr. Krist is the fact he’s Pastor Phil called to be Lakeside’s Lead Pastor.
Pastor Phil loves people and he has a consuming passion is to make an eternal difference in peoples lives for the glory of God. More than just learning, it’s Pastor Phil’s desire his classes provide fresh revelation of our God and His Word along with empowering experiences in His Spirit!
Pastor Hal Barringer
Pastor Hal and his wife Linda have been married for 44 years. They have two children Rachel (Brian) & David (Ann), seven grandchildren and one more on the way! 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 has been a part of the Pastoral Team since March of 1987. He attended Central Bible College (Detroit Extension) and Berean University. He 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.
Dawn Waage is Lakeside's Worship & Creative Arts Director. Dawn and her husband Tim have been married for 36 years and have two sons Jason (Danielle) and Jordan and two grandchildren, Lili and Leo. Both Dawn and Tim 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. 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.
Liana has been married to her husband Mike for 15 years and they have four beautiful children , Annabella, Cosmo, Luigi, and Gia. They have attended Lakeside for over 7 years and became members in 2013. Liana and Mike have been involved in Kid's ministry, VBS, Big Give and Women's ministry. Liana earned her bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a Master's degree in Business at Oakland University. Liana loves to spend time with other ladies to work on devotionals and learning to grow in Christ together!
Kim has been attending Lakeside for about 9 years now and just recently became a member. This is her first class to lead and she is super excited to see what God has planned!
Randy & Dona Radcliff
The Radcliff's have attended Lakeside Assembly of God since 1989 and have served as Elders, greeters, choir members and teachers. Randy has also served as an usher and been involved in Lakesides drama ministry, McCrest and Lakeside's annual Big Gives. Randy & Dona have taught both Adult Sunday School and the Boomers class for over 6 years now. When they pick a class topic, they try to find one that touches their hearts and pray that it ministers to others too. They love teaching classes because of the bonding that takes place. They hope that the love they have for people and the topics that they teach make a difference in peoples lives.
Scott has been in health and fitness for over 15+ years. He is a Certified Professional Trainer C.P.T. Master Trainer Level, specializing in Post Rehabilitation. He taught fitness classes and one-on-one personal training with clients to achieve their goals. Scott feels very honored to now be teaching a fitness class at Lakeside. He has attended Lakeside since 2008 and has served several Lakeside Ministries such as Singles, Security, Drama, MCREST, Men’s Prayer Group, Usher, etc….Scott said "My Goal is to go out there and help people look and feel better."
Bill & Sara Leto
Art & Gail Jones
Gail is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal church and has been since 2012. Her duties at her former church were, in addition to preaching, the prayer of invocation which was a plea for the presence of God to come into their service. She also led the prayer meeting classes and incorporated meditation into the class. Gail and her husband Art have attended Lakeside since August of 2016 and have found the teaching to be both Word and Spirit filled! Since coming to Lakeside she has enjoyed the Pastors noon prayer meeting and the Wednesday night classes. Gail became legally blind in 1999 which was soon after the death of her mother and it was then that she came under the tutelage of a minister that introduced her to a new way of communing with God. She would sometimes get discouraged when reading became diﬃcult. When a certain Pastor who supervised Gail encouraged her to start a prayer meeting. She was torn with the fact that her reading was slow and painful!
Gail said "God spoke to me and told me the He would help me! I believe that because of my sight, I was more eager to try to perfect this meditation as a way for me to “see” God and to help others. For many years I have met believers who say that they have diﬃculty in praying in public or they have a problem in quieting their spirit. I have had these same issues and the Lord has given me a way to overcome!"
Rod & Dawn Davis
Rod and Dawn have attended Lakeside for four years. They have been involved in Lay Ministry, KidsZone, Vacation Bible School, Student Nation, Big Gives, Church Photography, Teaching and Set Construction. Dawn graduated from Bible college with over thirty credits in the Bible. Rod is a mentor to young men seeking spiritual growth and God’s direction in their lives. Rod and Dawn both have servants’ hearts, and together they study the needs of today’s Singles so they can be used by God in the Singles ministry.
Until Dawn met Rod in her 30s, she was a single Christian woman navigating the world’s view of a single woman. She learned invaluable lessons from God’s delay in providing a spouse and she desires to share her learning with other Christian woman who feel the daily pressure to conform to the world’s view of singlehood. Rod has a genuine desire to share the Good News of Jesus with single men who desire to grow in their faith or who are having a difficult time discerning God’s plan for their lives. Rod’s desire is to serve single Christian men who want to mature in their faith as they pursue God’s plan in their lives and train up spirit-filled men who rely on the Word when facing difficult times.
The church is a hospital, no one enters it whole. Only Christ can heal and complete us. Rod and Dawn's Mission is to create a Christ-centered community for Lakeside Singles to mature in their faith, develop lasting friendships, and serve our community. Their desire is to transform the Christian walk of Lakeside Singles, and teach Singles that they are complete in Christ, lacking nothing. Rod and Dawn's vision is to invite Singles to join the Friendship Connection Group as they are and embrace the changes Christ will make in their lives, as their faith matures and their commitment to Christ grows through studying of God’s Word.
Kevin & Yvonne Calahan
Kevin and Yvonne have been married for 34 years and have attended Lakeside since 2001 and became members in 2002. They have two sons, Matt & Ryan and one grandson, Cameron. The Calahan's have a heart for the hurting and a passion for the Lord. They have been involved in the Big Give, drama, deacon, elders, leaders of the outreach ministry IMPACT and are always willing to serve the Lord in anyway needed.
John has been attending Lakeside for about 15 years and has been involved in Missions, drama, teaching Sunday School, being the Singles Coordinator, and now currently working with the Lay Ministry Team! John is a licensed Minister in the Assemblies of God organization and learned a lot under many of Pastor Hal and Pastor Krists teaching classes and sermons. He has taught many classes at Lakeside and is excited about this brand new class! John will be teaching "Effortless Change"; he is excited to teach this class because He has a passion for God's Word and this class is focused on the Word! Everyone wants to change something in their lives, John believes that teaching this class will help inspire people to reach higher ground in their relationship with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!
Pat has attended Lakeside for approximately 6 years. She has been involved in Junior Bible Quiz, Performing Arts, Big Give, Bread of Life and Youth Fine Arts. She has a BA in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture from Madonna University. She has taught in various places, including Oakland Comunnity College in Farmington Hills. She also holds a M.A. ed from Saginaw Valley State University.
Pat has been in love with Sign Language since she was a little girl and was given a card with the alphabet on it. She had her first sign class in the 70's and felt an ache on her heart and knew she wanted to learn that language! Pat was seeking from God where her place was in the Kingdom of God, she got involved with a prison ministry where a young deaf man was incarcerated. She was very limited in her sign launguage abilities at that time and that's when God spoke to Pat, right there in that prision! God told her that this was the place He had called her... It wasn't the prision ministry, it was the Deaf ministry.
Pat has interpreted in a number of various places including Bethesda Christian Church, Memorial Baptist Church and for a Sandi Patti concert. Just recently she beautifully interpreted the song "We Shall Behold Him" at Lakeside Assembly of God. She has taught the "Praising Hands" class at differant institutions for over 30+ years and is excited to teach it at Lakeside.
There is another community within the hearing community, a silent community. Pat wants people to learn about them, their culture, and especially their language. The students will come away from her class enriched and their minds expanded. Who knows where this will lead for God's glory!