PASTORS

Al Jackson

Pastor

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Brother Al, as the Lakeview family knows him, has been Lakeview’s pastor since 1979. A native of Florala, Alabama, he is a graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

Bro. Al has ministered God’s Word throughout the United States and in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa.

He and his wife, Kem, have been married since 1972 and have three married children and nine grandchildren.

Cliff Knight

Associate Pastor | Minister to Families

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Originally from Slocomb, Alabama, Cliff came to Auburn as a student in 1979 and has been on Lakeview’s staff since 1981. He graduated from Auburn with a degree in Education in 1983 and has a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky. After serving as Lakeview’s Youth and Evangelism Minister from 1981 to 1991, Cliff was the College Pastor until February, 2008 when he began his new role as the Family Ministries pastor.

He is married to Toma of Auburn and they have five children: Becky, Ben, Whit, Ansley, and Clay.

Hal

Associate Pastor | Minister of Missions & Prayer

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(For security reasons, Hal’s full name and picture are withheld here)

Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Hal holds an undergraduate and a Master’s degree from Auburn University (1976, 1988) and spent fifteen years coaching and teaching prior to joining Lakeview’s staff in 1992 as Minister of Youth and Evangelism.

As Minister of Prayer since 1996, Hal leads weekly Wednesday night prayer meetings and gives oversight to “The Gap”, Lakeview’s 24-hour prayer room.

As Lakeview’s new Minister of Missions, he oversees our “Trinity Plan” missions strategy for engaging people all around the world with the Gospel and for supporting the work of Lakeview members and other ministry partners serving the Lord oversees.

Hal is married to Jere, and they have 2 married daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Jerry Ferguson

Associate Pastor | Minister to Internationals

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Jerry officially joined the Lakeview staff in January of 2017 however, he has been active in Adult Sunday School, the Fellowship of Deacons, and the Internationals ministry, along with being involved in numerous other ministries throughout the church since joining in 1981. They have a love for people and a great desire to see the nations come to know Jesus.

Jerry and his wife Karen have two children, Scott and SiSi, and seven grandchildren.

Greg Key

Associate Pastor | Minister of Media

   

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Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Greg graduated from Auburn University in 1998 with a degree in graphic design and illustration. He worked for three years at Details Communications doing design work for companies, churches, and colleges all over the country.

Greg earned his Masters of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and began his ministry to youth at Hunter Street Baptist Church. From there he served as Minister to Youth and Students at North Highlands Baptist Church in Hueytown, Alabama before joining Lakeview’s staff in 2002 as Youth Pastor to work with youth in grades 7-12. In April of 2017, Greg transitioned on staff to oversee all visual media at Lakeview.

Greg is married to Ginger since 1999 and they have three children: Micah, Caroline, & Caleb.

Tom McClendon

Associate Pastor | Minister of Congregational Care

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Tom has served as pastor for 24 years before coming to Lakeview in November 2019. Originally from Ozark, Alabama, Tom was born again in May 1975 in the basement of a fraternity house while attending Auburn University.

He was in business for 10 years before being called into the ministry. Tom earned his Master of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN and his Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Tom’s heart is to see believers become Word-saturated and to know the joy of the Christ-empowered life. Tom joined the Lakeview staff in November 2019.

He and his wife Betty have been married since 1984 and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Adam Traylor

Associate Pastor: Minister of Music

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Adam Traylor serves as the Minister of Music at Lakeview. He and his wife Teel have three children by the name of Sadie, AJ, and Michael. Adam received his Undergraduate Degree from LaGrange College in Church Music and his Master’s Degree from Liberty University in Worship Leadership. He was ordained into the Gospel ministry in 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Eufaula where he served as music minister for 11 years. Adam has a deep desire to see God’s family come together in worship with an overflowing desire of praise to God not only through music but through the daily walk of a believer.

Adam, Teel, and their children are so excited to be able to fulfill God’s call on their lives here at Lakeview.

Kevin Webb

Associate Pastor: Minister to Students

          

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Kevin Webb serves as the College Pastor at Lakeview, beginning in June, 2017. Originally from Piedmont, AL, Kevin received his undergraduate degree in history from Auburn University in 2002. During those years, Kevin was a member at Lakeview and very active in the college ministry. He also began his seminary education and training for ministry at Lakeview as a seminary intern, graduating in 2005 with a M. Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After continuing his theological education in Louisville, KY, he and Laura moved back to Alabama to serve for 7 years as the pastor of East Tallassee Baptist Church in Tallassee, AL. Kevin has a passion for discipleship and teaching, and is grateful to work with college students to help them grow in the faith as he did during his days as a college student at Lakeview.

He and his wife Laura have four children: Andrew, Samuel, Hannah, and Timothy.

Jim Wilkerson

Associate Pastor: Minister of Administration

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Jim, a native of Canton, Mississippi, graduated from Ole Miss in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration. For the last 38 years, in Mississippi and Alabama, he served in numerous management and executive capacities with companies such as BellSouth, AT&T, Health Information Designs, and HDI Solutions.

Most recently, Jim served as President of HDI Solutions, directing its overall efforts in providing software development and data management products and services to state government agencies across the nation. On January 1, 2018, Jim became Lakeview’s Minister of Administration where he seeks to provide godly leadership in the church’s personnel, finance, facilities, and food service ministries.

Jim is married to his wife Cindy and they have one adult daughter, Allie.

Aaron Wine

Associate Pastor: Minister to Youth

             

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Aaron and his wife, Whitlee, are from Wetumpka, Alabama. He received a Bachelor’s in Communication from Troy University and a Master’s of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

From 2014-2017, Aaron served as one of Lakeview’s Seminary Interns. Through the course of the program, Aaron embraced Lakeview as home. He has a passion for the gospel, theology, and discipleship. As of 2017, he began to serve as the Minister of Youth. Aaron is excited to see teenagers and their families love Jesus more deeply and follow his Word more faithfully.

Aaron and Whitlee live in Auburn with their Australian Shepherd, Grey.

DIRECTORS

Samuel

Missions Mobilization

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(For security reasons, Samuel’s full name and picture are withheld here)

Samuel repented and believed the glorious gospel in 2011 and began following Jesus as Savior and Lord. He graduated from Auburn University in Education in 2014. Samuel married his wife Brooke in 2014 and their chief aim in life is to love God and help all nations, tribes, people, and languages hear the gospel and join around the throne of God in worship. Samuel entered full-time ministry in missions mobilization in 2014 and joined Lakeview staff in January 2018 as Director of Missions Mobilization.

As Director of Missions Mobilization, Samuel works closely with Hal in fulfilling the Trinity Plan by helping members of the church discover God’s redemptive plan for all nations, discover their role in God’s mission, develop their spiritual gifts to be used in God’s mission, and then deploy people into strategic ministry impacting all nations. Samuel’s role is specialized to train Lakeview members in a 9 month Go Group to prepare for disciple-making and church planting among unreached people groups. He also desires to help all members be more equipped to welcome the nations, send, pray, and mobilize.

Raxia

Youth Girls Director

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(For security reasons, Samuel’s full name and picture are withheld here)

Raxia became a member of Lakeview in December of 2017 and she is a student at Auburn University. She began serving in the youth ministry as an Equipping Group leader, and served as a counselor for Summer Retreat. After graduating high school in 2015, Raxia spent eighteen months on mission overseas before coming to college. She is wise, joyful, and mission-minded. She has a great passion for serving middle and high school girls and we are excited to have her as a part of our equipping staff.

Raxia came on staff in April of 2019.

Joan Moreman

Preschool Director

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Joan is a native of Auburn and a graduate of Auburn University. She has been Director of Lakeview’s Preschool Ministry since 1991. She is responsible for equipping teachers and workers who minister to newborns through kindergarteners.

Joan and Sonny Moreman have been married since 1971. They have four children and ten grandchildren (number 11 due in October).

Jennifer Vail

Children's Director

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Jennifer previously served on Lakeview’s music ministry support staff for three years before transitioning over to Children’s Director in February 2020. Her husband, Chad, is the church pianist, and they have both been Lakeview members since 1998.  As Children’s Director, it is Jennifer’s immense joy to share the gospel and truths from God’s Word to boys and girls with the deepest desire for each of them to come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. She is honored to equip teachers and workers who minister to children throughout the week and in special events for children throughout the year.

She and her husband Chad have been married since 2000 and have 3 children: Marie, Claire, and Cameron.

SUPPORT STAFF

Joanna Call

Media Associate

Marie Foshee

Preschool & Children

Laura Gray

Family & Membership

Judy Green

Receptionist & Congregational Care

Gretchen Hood

Assistant to the Pastor

Scott Killingsworth

Finances

Tammy McDonald

Admin, Prayer, & Missions

Maggie Richard

Youth & College

Pat Wilson

Receptionist & Internationals

Beth Carlson

Kitchen & Church Hostess

Carl Owens

Facilities