Our Mission

Lake Country Church exists to: Love and be loved, Serve and be served, Celebrate and be celebrated, Know and be known, Love the Father, Love the Church, and, Love the world.

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    Love and be loved

    “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

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    Serve and be served

    “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galations 5:13

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    celebrate and be celebrated

    “Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!” Psalm 32:11

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    know and be known

    “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.” Psalm 139:1-6

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    love the father

    “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

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    love the church

    “But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12

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    love the world

    “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20

Psalm 67:1-7

God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us, That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.

Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth.

Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

Our Beliefs

God the Father God the Father is the Creator and sustainer of all things, who created the universe in love to respond to Himself. He created man in His own image for fellowship, and calls man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.

The Son Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man’s redemption He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and henceforth He is forever one Christ with two natures, God and Man, in one Person.

The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by tongues, joy, praise and other inward and outward manifestations and gifts.

We affirm that the Bible containing the Old and New Testaments is alone the only infallible inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate and final and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as personal Savior. Healing, body, soul and spirit, is provided for in the atonement, as well as, all of God’s provision for His saints, but these must be appropriated.
The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the Kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for mankind. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, foreknew those who would choose Him. It is secure in the eternal unchanging commitment of God, who does not lie and is forever the same. However, the security of His nature does not remove the individual’s freewill, to renounce the love, and the grace he has received. Salvation is not a one-time event that frees us from hell, but an active lifestyle of loving obedience, and service to Jesus Christ our savior.

We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence God’s provision for His children is total and the promises are final and are forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their death or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life, it requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit, and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.
A. The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations and to present the saints complete in Christ.
B. The Church is Governed by the office of Elders, Led by the office of the Senior Pastor, Equipped by the five-fold ministry of Ephesians 4, and Served through the office of Deacons as well as other offices mentioned in Scripture.
C. Church policy is a balance between congregation and Eldership authority, emphasizing the final authority of the church leadership.
D. It is essential to the life of the Church that scriptural patterns of discipline be practiced and that oversight for Church discipline, individual and corporate, be exercised by the leadership of the Church.
The Word of God enjoins on the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life, and is a testimony to all that the person belongs now to Jesus. It is an identification with Jesus and is effected in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again, and is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers. 1.8 – Eschatology We affirm the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the Saints, the Millennium, and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the New Heavens and New Earth.

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Our Leaders

Matt

Randy & Josephine Thomas

SENIOR PASTORS
randy.thomas@lakecountry.org
josephine.thomas@lakecountry.org

John

STEPHEN CLINE

YOUTH PASTOR
stephen.cline@lakecountry.org
360youth@lakecountry.org


Mark

Jesse McElreath

PASTOR EMERITUS
jesse.mcelreath@lakecountry.org

Seth

TED VANLANDEGHEM

MESSIANIC TEACHING PASTOR
jewishministry@lakecountry.org


Luke

JUSTIN ALLISON

EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE PASTOR
justin.allison@lakecountry.org

Seth

Robert Ramirez

WORSHIP LEADER
music@lakecountry.org

Lydia Biggers
Childrens Assistant
lydia.biggers@lakecountry.org

Linda Bradley
Business Adminstrator
linda.bradley@lakecountry.org

Geana Stuart
Pastoral Assistant
geana.stuart@lakecountry.org

Shelby Reyes
Receptionist / Worship Assistant
shelby.reyes@lakecountry.org

Stephanie Lambeth
Hospitality
stephanie.lambeth@lakecountry.org

Jack Woods
Royal Rangers Commander
jack.woods@lakecountry.org

Kim Tignor
Mothers Day Out
kim.tignor@lakecountry.org

Joan Byrket
Mothers Day Out
joan.byrket@lakecountry.org

Jennifer Skinner
Childrens Assistants
jennifer.skinner@lakecountry.org

Monet Biamby
Childrens Assistant
monet.biamby@lakecountry.org

Hattie Cline
Fine Arts
finearts@lakecountry.org

Vance Purtell
Jesse McElreath
John Hatton
Eddie Sullivan
Dennis Mayhall
Larry Davis
Bud Starnes
Brent Lyon
Ray Clark