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.
Pastor Randy Neary
Pastor Randy is the Family Life Pastor at Lakeside Assembly of God & has served as a minister to children and families for over 25 years. He is completing his Masters of Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family (December 2017) from Moody Theological Seminary. Pastor Randy has been married to his wife Rosemary (Lakeside's Pre-school Director) for over 30 years and they have two grown children, Ben and Beth.
Pastor Ben May
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 accepted the full time position of Middle School Pastor here at Lakeside and primarily focuses on students 6th to 8th grade.
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!
Mike & Holly Blust
Mike and Holly have been married for 39 years and joined Lakeside as members in 1987. Mike has faithfully served Lakeside for many years as the Treasurer. Mike and Holly have taught classes at Lakeside in the past and desire to continue to learn more about the Christian way of life. Like many of the Lakeside teachers, Mike and Holly desire their Boomers class to challenge us in our daily walk with the Lord. Their class will present many topics that as christians we face every day and open our eyes to opportunities we have to reach out to others seeking answers in this complex world.
Wes & Amy Gideon
Wes & Amy have been married for 11 years and have 3 children. Wes has a background in criminal justice and a Masters degree in leadership and business. He is a Major in the Army Reserve and also works as a logistics manager at Chrysler. Amy has a degree in social work, is a stay at home Mom, works part time at the church and also part time at Lifetime Fitness. In their spare time they enjoy fishing, spending time with the kids and working out together!
They have attended Lakeside for 7 years and have been the Mid-Marrieds "Strong Bonds" leaders for over 5 years. Amy is a nursery Supervisor and also helps out with the Rainbows. Wes has been involved in the Big Gives and more recently has been involved in some of the church productions!
Their passion is to be used to assist others in growing their relationship with God, within their marriage and within their group! We believe that not only is it important to just come to church but to build lasting relationships with those around you. Their desire is for their group to be a second family to one another - to be there for one another in their time of need no matter what the request is. They believe it's important to have godly friendships, Godly married couples to look to for guidance, to lean on, to talk to and to be there for one another. Every one needs solid godly relationships in their lives and their hope is that this group can help others with this! They make a strong effort to make everyone feel welcome and are always hoping and praying for new couples to join their group!
Marlana has been married to her husband Keith for 9 years. Marlana has been the Lakeside Drama Coordinator since 1993 and has directed and acted in numerous productions. She has written several original plays, and has adapted many plays and musicals for the Lakeside stage. She is probably best known for her portrayal of the cantankerous “Bessie” from Edge of Eternity.
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.
Bhuvan and Sheba have been married for 30 years and have two children Pearl (Jason) & Rohan, and one grandchild, Elias. They have attended Lakeside since 2005 and became members in 2007.
Bhuvan studied at C. Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering & Technology.
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!