Lakeview Community Church was birthed out of a simple passion to see ordinary people transformed by the extraordinary love of God. Pastor Brian and Diane are both Putnam County natives.
After 10 years in student ministry in more traditional church settings, we felt this tug to do something new. We began to pray and dream and plan out a new church – a place that would be both rooted in the Gospel and relevant to life today…a place where our unchurched friends and neighbors could engage.
We started with a blank sheet of paper and began to architect what that kind of community might look like. We talked about creating authentic environments where life change could take shape…we talked about majoring on people instead of programs…we talked about providing a safe space for people to explore faith at their own pace…and we spoke about solid biblical teaching with lots of practical application.
In 2002, we started to meet with a few like-minded friends in their living room. With the support of the Christian and Missionary Alliance; several area churches, Lakeview began and has gone through several seasons of growth and development- first meeting in homes, other churches, and a VFW Hall. In January of 2004 the church officially opened, meeting weekly in Casey Hall at Carmel High School. At the end of 2012, we were gifted a 30,000 sqft facility on 8 acres of prime real estate that we are in the process of developing. In spring 2018, we were given another facility on the north end of Carmel - we've named it the Steeple Center and it's where we're currently meeting for Sunday worship!
Today, people from all kinds of backgrounds meet weekly for worship and call Lakeview "home". God has done something amazing here at Lakeview, and we trust that it’s only just begun. We look forward to what the next chapter looks like!