SENIOR PASTOR JOEL WILSON
Joel Wilson is the Lead Pastor at Lake Church. He grew up in Tennessee and received his BA from East Tennessee State University in 1986. He later earned a MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990. He and Melinda were married in 1988 and have 2 daughters; Julia who is a graduate at the University of Oklahoma and Lydia who attends Montgomery High School. He and Melinda planted the Lake Church in 2002. They have served the Lord in Ministry their entire marriage. Their passion is seeing people come to Christ and discover His incredible planfor their lives.
WORSHIP PASTOR JAMES ZIMMERMAN
“It is a privilege and a joy to Share God’s presence through worship with our Church family! My heart’s desire is that God’s people feel His love and are blessed with His Heavenly blessings each and every week.” James Zimmerman
James was welcomed to the Lake Church family, along with his wife Ruthie, in May 2014.
A pianist, singer and songwriter, he manages and leads the Worship team, as well as assisting with other projects (web site, social media and kid’s ministry). James and his wife Ruthie also lead a Life Group in Walden, an empty nester group who enjoys love and worship. For fun Ruthie and James enjoy taking walks to the lake and feeding the ducks, a nice night out for a meal or playing music with friends.
CHURCH SECRETARY RUTHIE ZIMMERMAN
Ruthie loves her Lake Church jobs! As Secretary for the Church, she handles most of the paperwork and communication for the everyday projects, including ordering supplies and taking care of repairs. She makes up the Sunday Bulletin and prepares for the service every Sunday. Ruthie then works the Media Booth for the service. She also helps James with the Worship Team organization. Ruthie and James host a Life Group in Walden and became a part of Lake Church in May of 2014 fitting right in with our warm family. Ruthie loves serving others, enjoys healthy cooking and hanging out with friends. If you have any questions about Lake Church, Ruthie is the person to call.