Senior Pastor

Randy Cordell and his family came to serve with Lakeshore in March of 1991. Having graduated from Atlanta Christian College (Now Point University) in 1980, Randy has served churches in Georgia, Alabama and now Tennessee. He has also studied at the University of Georgia , West Georgia College and The Beeson Institute For Advanced Church Leadership. Randy and his wife Sue Ann have two children, Hether Crawford and Bobby Cordell, and four grandchildren, Randi & Riley Crawford and Rowan & Claire Cordell.



Associate Pastor

Michael Scherer, originally from the great state of Georgia, Michael is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministry. Michael has been at Lakeshore since July of 1996 and loves working with small groups.

Michael and his wife, Amy (married since 1992), have two sons, Caleb and Cameron and a daughter Cassie. Michael enjoys music, movies, all sports, especially UGA (go Dawgs, sick'em!), and collecting penguins (really!). But his greatest joy comes from knowing Christ and being with his family.



Greg Joomla

Music & Arts Pastor

Music & Fine ArtsGreg Campbell began attending Lakeshore in 1993. After graduating from Kentucky Christian University with a B.S. in Vocal Performance and Bible, Greg served as a youth minister in West Union, Ohio. In 1993, Greg and his wife, Stanya, moved to Nashville and he began studying Music Buisness and Audio Production at Belmont University. In 1995, Greg began working full time as a
professional audio engineer providing mix and technical expertise in tour and convention audio settings. During this same time he was serving as the Ministry Team leader for the Worship Team at Lakeshore. In January of 2000, Greg began working part time as our Music & Fine Arts minister and in 2001 made the transition to full time. Greg and his wife Stanya have three sons, Ethan, Zac and Tucker.



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Junior High Youth

Mike Schwartz came to Lakeshore in the Fall of 2001 as the Minister to Junior High Youth. Mike is from Spring Hill, Tennessee. He graduated from Johnson Bible College in May of 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry/Christian Education and Bible. Mike and his wife Becky were married in June of 2002 and have three sons Owen, Gavin and Jonah.



Jeff Joomla

Senior High Youth

Jeff Shicks joined our staff at Lakeshore in 2011 as the Sr. High Youth Pastor. Jeff has over 30 years of experience as a youth pastor. The first 12 years at Sunbury Christian Church in Sunbury Ohio, then 14 years at First Christian Church in Fort Myers, Florida until he and his family moved to the Nashville area in 2009 and began serving at Lakeshore.  More than half of that time in ministry Jeff also served as a police officer, probation officer, gang specialist, chaplain and national speaker.

He is also a PT Director of youth programs at Nashville Youth For Christ; implimenting school clubs and programs throughout Davidson & Williamson County Schools. He and his wife, Suzie were high school sweethearts and have been married since 1983 and have two adult children (Melissa & Josh) who are married (Andy & Danielle) and a grand son (Damian) with a second grand child coming soon.



Walter Rouse and wife Lucy have been married since 1988 and came to Lakeshore in 1996.  They have six children: Luci Dyer, Sheri Wyatt, William Wood, Jimmy Wood, Amy Parker, and Richard Rouse.  Walter is a 1968 graduate of East Carolina University with a BS in Business Administration.  He has a professional business career spanning more than 45 years in Treasury & Credit Management and Operations.  He has been on staff at Lakeshore since 2002; handling all business, financial, and property management functions.  He teaches three adult Bible courses:  "His Story" (an Old Testament study), Basic Christian Doctrines, and an in-depth study of the Book of Romans.  His passions are helping Christians learn God's plan for their lives through reading and understanding the Bible and counseling couples to resolve relationship issues.



Women's Ministries

Melanie Baker has been at Lakeshore since 1997.  She and her husband Lester live in Smyrna.  Their son Josh and his wife Alyssa live in Alaska where Josh is serving in the Army, and their daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Justin Jones, have two precious children Paisley and Ace.  Melanie loves teaching, gardening, cooking, home canning, and knitting.  She has served in Women's Ministries since it's inception in 1998 and has been the director since 2004.



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Administrative Assistant

Sarai Tovar was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She moved to Nashville TN in 2006 with her husband and family. She has a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tennessee State University and a Masters degree in Single Subject Teaching from the University of Southern California, "Fight On!" She has been married to her husband, Wimar Perez since July of 2005. In January of 2015, they had a daughter named Eliana Zissel. They started attending Lakeshore in March of 2015 and fell in love with the church right away. Sarai has worked with children all of her life, as a nanny, tutor, mentor, Sunday school teacher, teacher assistant, and an after school program assistant coordinator. Sarai's hobbies are to watch interesting shows, movies, decorate for events and organize. She loves working at Lakeshore and thanks God for this great opportunity and blessing.




Men's Ministry Leader

Richard Floyd - Richard and his wife Linda were married in 1995 and came to Lakeshore in 2007 from Concord, California (San Francisco Bay Area) to (in Richard's words) "escape California and simplify their lives."  They have two adult sons, both of whom reside in California.  Richard was baptized at age 8, but testifies that it was not until 1998 that he "sold out" to Christ during a Promise Keepers men's conference.  He was discipled by an older man through a Naval division known as "Navigator Staff," whose mission is to know Jesus and make Him known to men."  Through his mentor Richard learned the importance of a Christian man's obligation to serve by connecting to other men and leading them to Christ.  His forte is committing Scripture to memory for instant recall for use in even the most casual conversation with those seeking to understand the Gospel.  He loves any outdoor activity, especially hunting and fishing; which appropriately fits him being a "fisher of men." 



Children's Ministry - Grade School

Andy Joomla

Andy Cox -

Andy joined Lakeshore’s staff in March, 2015 as our part time Elementary Children’s Minister. He previously served at Franklin Christian Church for seven years (2003-2010) as Youth Minister and earlier in his career served as the Children’s & Youth Minister in Columbia, NC for ten years (1988-1998). His hometown is Norfolk, VA, and he attended Roanoke Bible College in Elizabeth City, NC (now Mid-Atlantic Christian University). Andy and his wife Cheryl have actively been involved in serving in the children’s ministry at Lakeshore since 2014.Andy relocated to Nashville in 1999 and worked for a Christian music resource company in youth curriculum. He also currently works as a Sales Consultant for a custom printing company called Andy also has 3 children. Dori, who is his active toddler. Kirstin, his soccer playing Middle Schooler, and an older son Caleb who serves in the Air Force. He is an avid fan of the University of North Carolina basketball team. Andy’s life’s passion is loving on kids and to engage their interests, to trust God’s character and for them to experience God’s family.


Jessica Joomla

Children's Ministry - Pre-school

Jessica Layman - Jessica hails from Cookeville, Tennessee, where she studied at Tennessee Tech University, majoring in Childhood Education.  Married in 2005 to her husband Robbie, they came to Lakeshore in 2012.  At that time she connected by serving as a teacher in our Parents Day Out program.  She is very active in our local community, having served as a Girl Scout leader since 2009 and as a Service Unit Manager since 2011.  Since 2009 she regurlarly volunteers at A Z Kelley Elementary School and has served on its PTA board since 2011.  Similarly, she is a member of the Cane Ridge Community Club and serves that group as a board member.  Jessica and Robbie have three children: Ellie, Callie, and Charlie.  Other than teaching children about Christ, her interests include reading, entertaining friends, family outings (especially near water) and visiting family back in Cookeville, TN.


JW Joomla

Music & Arts Associate

JW Andrews comes to Nashville from Newark, Ohio.  Growing up a preacher's kid, he knew his passion was ministry.  He Attended school at both Central Christian College and Northeast Ohio Bible Colleges. He served as the Associate Minister at the Meadow View Church of Christ, in Frazeysburg Ohio, for over 8 years.  He is a huge Cincinnati Reds fan, loves watching soccer, and cheering on the Ohio State football team. In 2013 JW was married to his lovely bride Stacy, and moved to Nashville, TN. They have a daughter Adeline and a son Bennett.







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