Let There Be Light

Join Lakeview Youth as we experience three exciting days beholding one powerful gospel.

What is FUEL?

FUEL Weekend is three days of connecting with God through His Word, serving our community, and so much more.

2019 Theme

Let There Be Light

When God said “Let there be light,” there was light. Before any stars were placed in the sky, God himself was that light. Jesus, the Son of God, is the Light of the World. He has called us to walk in the light and hate the darkness. As sinners, we are blinded by the darkness of sin. The Spirit of God heals us of our blindness and, by his light, shows us the glories of the gospel in the Scriptures. As Christians, we are called to shine our light into the darkness as we proclaim the good news to a world that cannot see the truth.


Each year, we bring in some friends of Lakeview to help us encounter the Lord in His Word and proclaim his glory through singing.

Reid Ward


Reid Ward is the Pastor of Family Ministry at Morningview Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. He and his wife, Rayanne, have four children – Trinity, Elijah, Zachariah, and Aaron. He is a graduate of The University of West Alabama, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been in student and family ministry for 25 years, serving churches in Kentucky and Alabama before coming to Morningview in 2011. He is an author, the Chairman of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Alabama, a chaplain for the Lee High School football team, a gold licensed instructor through USA Basketball, and the former president of Legacy Leadership Ministry. He enjoys reading, sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.

Alex and Jess Leslie

Worship Leaders

Alex and Jess met at Iron City Church in Birmingham in 2014, where they served together regularly on the worship team. In August of 2016, they got married and the rest is history. In their free time, one of them is riding bikes and the other is reading books. You can guess who is who!

for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light – ephesians 5:8


  • 7:00 PM- Meet at Lakeview
  • 7:30 PM – Big Group Worship 1
  • 9:00 PM – Head to Host Homes
  • Small Group Session 1
  • 12:00AM Lights Out
  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • Small Group Session 2
  • Free Time
  • 11:30 AM – Lunch at Lakeview
  • 12:30 PM – Team Events
  • 3:30 PM – Head to Host Homes
  • 6:30 PM – Dinner at Lakeview
  • 7:45 PM – Big Group Worship 2
  • 9:00 PM – Head to Host Homes
  • Small Group Session 3
  • 12:00 AM – Lights Out
  • 9:00 AM – Breakfast at Lakeview
  • 9:45 AM – Big Group Worship 3
  • 10:45 AM – AM Service
  • Head Home!
  • 6:00 PM – PM Service
  • Afterparty (PM Service attendance required)



Price includes food, all activities, and a FUEL Weekend shirt.