OUR LEADERSHIP

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Dr. Steve King

Lead Pastor

Steve and his wife Lori came to Lakewood in May of 2016. Steve and Lori have been married for over 25 years and are the proud parents of two adult daughters. Steve’s desire is to preach, teach, and model God’s Word in such a way that draws people closer to Christ, and to help them apply God’s Word in every aspect of their lives. Steve has served as pastor in multiple churches throughout Georgia and he and Lori are pleased to be in the Northport/Tuscaloosa area. Steve is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary.

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Dr. Steve King

Lead Pastor

Steve and his wife Lori came to Lakewood in May of 2016. Steve and Lori have been married for over 25 years and are the proud parents of two adult daughters. Steve’s desire is to preach, teach, and model God’s Word in such a way that draws people closer to Christ, and to help them apply God’s Word in every aspect of their lives. Steve has served as pastor in multiple churches throughout Georgia and he and Lori are pleased to be in the Northport/Tuscaloosa area. Steve is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary.

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Charity Guyton

Children's Minister

Charity has been serving as Children’s Director at Lakewood Baptist since July 2016. She began volunteering in the children’s ministry at her home church as a teenager and has always been a part of children’s ministry wherever the Lord has placed her since then. She is married to Danny Guyton and they have two children.

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Charity Guyton

Children's Minister

Charity has been serving as Children’s Director at Lakewood Baptist since July 2016. She began volunteering in the children’s ministry at her home church as a teenager and has always been a part of children’s ministry wherever the Lord has placed her since then. She is married to Danny Guyton and they have two children.

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Wade Hamner

Worship Minister

Wade Hamner is thrilled to be on-staff full time here at Lakewood. He has almost 40 years of music history including group and solo singing, and leading Worship in many churches locally. He fell head-over-heels for his wife Shellye at a college fellowship and he is still smitten over 30 years later. They have 3 grown, beautiful daughters, Cherish, Cherub Grace, and Chamberlain, who are all involved in music, ministry and teaching young people.

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Wade Hamner

Worship Minister

Wade Hamner is thrilled to be on-staff full time here at Lakewood. He has almost 40 years of music history including group and solo singing, and leading Worship in many churches locally. He fell head-over-heels for his wife Shellye at a college fellowship and he is still smitten over 30 years later. They have 3 grown, beautiful daughters, Cherish, Cherub Grace, and Chamberlain, who are all involved in music, ministry and teaching young people.

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Garth Lee

Student Minister

Garth has been Lakewood’s youth pastor since May 2018.  He has been a youth pastor at a multiple churches in the last 8 years.  He comes from Mount Olive Baptist where he started as an assistant youth pastor.  God called him into the ministry the summer after high school.  Garth is excited and ready to continue what God has planned here at Lakewood.

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Garth Lee

Student Minister

Garth has been Lakewood’s youth pastor since May 2018.  He has been a youth pastor at a multiple churches in the last 8 years.  He comes from Mount Olive Baptist where he started as an assistant youth pastor.  God called him into the ministry the summer after high school.  Garth is excited and ready to continue what God has planned here at Lakewood.

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Bryant Williams

Director of Choral Music / Pianist

Bryant is a retired teacher and principal from the Tuscaloosa County School System. He currently teaches science and Bible at Tuscaloosa Christian School.  His pride and joy is his son, Zachary, who also sings and plays several instruments. Over the years, Bryant has directed a number of children, youth and adult choirs and has also played the piano for several Gospel groups including The McKameys.  Bryant and Wade have been together in music ministry since 1982.

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Bryant Williams

Director of Choral Music / Pianist

Bryant is a retired teacher and principal from the Tuscaloosa County School System. He currently teaches science and Bible at Tuscaloosa Christian School.  His pride and joy is his son, Zachary, who also sings and plays several instruments. Over the years, Bryant has directed a number of children, youth and adult choirs and has also played the piano for several Gospel groups including The McKameys.  Bryant and Wade have been together in music ministry since 1982.

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Blake Temple

Seminary Intern

Blake has been serving as the youth intern at Lakewood since August 2015. He is currently attending the Tuscaloosa extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a calling to become a pastor. Blake has a passion for youth and loves watching them grow in Christ together as a youth group. He is exited for what God has in store for his life and the lives of the students in the youth.

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Blake Temple

Seminary Intern

Blake has been serving as the youth intern at Lakewood since August 2015. He is currently attending the Tuscaloosa extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He had the call to the ministry the summer after his senior year. Blake has a passion for youth and loves watching them grow in Christ together as a youth group. He is exited for what God has in store for his life and the lives of the students in the youth.