Lakeland’s Movie Theater Past

We’re sitting down with William Howard for our My Story interview. William relaxes on...
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Getting to know William

To kick off our interview, Pastor Marta asks William to share a little about himself and his history regarding his faith. William leans forward, his voice deep and tinged with humbleness. “I grew up in church. My mom was the church organist and pianist. My...

When God Speaks

January is an interesting dichotomy. A chance for a fresh start and to hit the reset button on goals, both old and new. But this year it’s also ushered in frigid temperatures and icy conditions reminiscent of either a winter wonderland or a frozen tundra,...

God’s Creativity

We’re chatting with Wendy in the Lakeland lobby. Wendy and Marta relax on one of the brown leather sofas as Wendy shares her adventurous side.  “I scuba dive.” She chuckles. “I did take a risk and packed up and moved to Hawaii. I’ve worked for an...

Loving Lakeland

“I just love the people at Lakeland.” Meet Wendy Calvert, an active Lakelander with a bright smile and an adventurous spirit. When Wendy sits with us, gold earrings sparkle on her ears, partially hidden by her shoulder-length blonde bob. Dressed in a...

Unicorn Cakes and hidden passions

We’ve loved spending the month of October learning about Hannah Parrish, an incredible young woman whose faith and devotion are evident in her actions and words. We’ve already shared some of Hannah’s Lakeland activities. But when prompted to share the full...

Retreats and Contemplation

We’re sitting with Hannah Parrish in Lakeland’s lobby, relaxing on the leather sofas as she shares her story. Hannah shares that she’s recently committed to participating in another ministry: Women’s Contemplative Retreats. She leans forward, hands clasped...

Hannah’s River Community

Hannah stays busy at Lakeland, from retreats to volunteering with the church’s youth. One group she especially joins being a part of is The River. From worship nights and prayer to dances and field trips to local events, The River provides a haven for...

Hannah’s Lakeland Family

Hannah Parrish walks into Lakeland, her calm nature and maturity belying her youth. Dressed in a classic black sweater and matching black and white sneakers, the gentle smile she shares with the interview team provides a glimpse into the young woman who...

A World Traveler

As we wrap up our interview with Jenn Beard, Pastor Marta asks about Jenn’s frequent trips around the globe. “You appear to everyone that you’re a world traveler, always on the go, not enough time to get with you, that you’re worldly and super smart.” A...

Praise Through Song

Jenn Beard leans back into the cushions of the sofa, her gaze sliding away as she reminisces on how the worship team has become like her family over the years. “It’s been a rotating cast of characters over the years, but we spend a couple days together...

The Duplex Audition

Jenn Beard relaxes on one of the leather sofas in Lakeland’s lobby. Along with traveling and staying connected to friends and family, Jenn is an active member of Lakeland’s worship team. Not only does her voice harmonize beautifully with the other singers,...

Ocean Girl in the Midwest

Jenn Beard bounces into Lakeland with a positive energy that inspires a smile you can’t keep from spreading across your face. In a pink, green and red striped sundress and tan sandals, she defines summer and doesn’t let the heat of the day slow her down....

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