Pastor Mike and his family moved to North Myrtle Beach in January of 2016 after being unanimously voted in as pastor of LBC. The Craigs moved from Louisville, KY where Mike received his M.Div and served as the Dir. of Advancement Operations for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike and Emily have been married for 10 years and have three children – Aliza, Addie, and Tytus. They are also foster parents. One of their favorite family pastimes since moving to the area is to walk on the beach around sunset. Mike's passion is to see people's minds filled with great thoughts of God, hearts stirred with great love for God, and lives lived in full obedience to God.
Assoc. Pastor of Worship & Discipleship
Pastor Jonathan joined the Lakeside team in January 2018. Jonathan previously served as the Senior Pastoral Assistant at Oakhurst Baptist Church, a church revitalization in Charlotte, NC. He received his M.Div from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Jonathan is married to Amanda and they have two sons, Cobb and Nolan.
Children's Ministry Director
Jennifer comes into this role with a background in the public school system as well as multiple master's degrees in children's education and development. More importantly, though, Jennifer has a genuine love for children and a desire to see them grow into devoted followers of Jesus Christ. She is a native of Raleigh, NC where she has lived most of her life. She is married to Garry and they have one adult son.
Our Lead Servants…
Lakeside is served by a group of men who have committed themselves to the care for the practical needs of our church family. These men are known as Deacons and are recognized by the church as meeting the spiritual qualifications as laid out in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. The 2017-2018 Lakeside Deacons are:
Bill Ward (Chairman), Arnold Green, Dennis Pitsinger, Garry Spain, Craig Simon, Bill West, Dick Hester
Betsy Jennings has been faithfully serving in the church office for nearly 35 years. She handles all the daily administrative tasks. She is from SC and is married to Deroy. They live in Cherry Grove.
Our Gospel Ministers…
YOU! At LBC we believe that God has called EVERY CHRISTIAN to be an active participant and joyful partner in the glorious task of seeing the kingdom of God advance in our community and around the world. Pastors and church leaders, "…to equip the saints for the work of ministry…" This means that our Sunday morning worship is a time to GATHER to be equipped, so we can SCATTER to do the "work of ministry.".