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Who We Are 2018-09-25T21:51:48+00:00

About Us

We offer a unique blend of traditional gospel and contemporary music, a warm and inviting atmosphere, and preaching that will inspire, enlighten, and educate you on God’s Holy Word!

You will feel right at home from your very first visit! You will notice a difference in the singing, the fellowship and the preaching that will certainly make you want to come back! We would like to meet you! Come by for a visit! Worship with us and you could find Spiritual Life! Then make Lakeside your church home and you will find Spiritual Growth!

FOUNDED 1953

Our Mission

It is our mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Spiritual Life) and to be an encouragement for those that have given their lives to Christ (Spiritual  Growth). Our services are a unique mix of traditional and contemporary with sound biblical doctrine.

Our Ministry Leaders

LARRY HEAD
LARRY HEADPastor

Pastor Larry Head has been the pastor of Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church in Newport for 32 years and has been in the gospel ministry for 40 years. He is a graduate of Sienna Heights University with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and has been involved in seminary studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and Temple Baptist University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and his wife, Vickie, have two children: Chad (Jennifer) Head and Andrea (Terry) Wickenheiser, and 6 grandsons.

MATTHEW FOLEY
MATTHEW FOLEYYouth Pastor

Pastor Matt Foley was called to preach in 2016 and has been our Youth Pastor since 2017. He is a graduate of Monroe County Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree and is currently studying Biblical and Theological studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Lindsey, have two children: Eli and Mahala.

What We Believe – Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

Faith

Hope

Love

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.