Message from Pastor Don


Dear Lakeside Community Church,

A while back, I shared that I would not be submitting my name for Lakeside’s Lead Pastor position. Rae Lynn and I feel strongly that we need to move closer to our family, especially our daughter and granddaughter, in Central Florida. Immediately, you surrounded us with much grace and encouragement and many of you promised to be praying for my family. Thank you.

The last seven months have been wonderful as God has allowed our family the opportunity to know you and be Jesus’ hands and feet together with you. As a result, this is a bittersweet time for Rae Lynn and myself as our last day with Lakeside will be January 7, 2018. I am excited to share that last week, I was offered and accepted the Lead Pastor position at Avalon Church in Orlando, Florida and we will be moving in mid-January.

We are excited about the future, both ours and Lakeside’s. You should know that the elders are actively working to put together a Lead Pastor Search Team who will work over the next few months with a consultant group in search of Lakeside’s next Lead Pastor. I have full confidence in the elder team and in this process. I truly believe Lakeside’s best days are ahead. Keep your eyes on Jesus, for he is the one who sustains and grows his church. Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you in this incredible Kingdom-journey!

Don Dodge, Interim Pastor

don@lakeside-church.com