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LP LEADERSHIP

MEET
OUR TEAM

LEAD PASTOR

STEVE STROOPE

Called to pastor Lake Pointe shortly after its founding in 1979, Steve leads a congregation that has grown from 53 in attendance at its inception to more than 12,000 each week at Dallas metro campuses. In addition to leading Lake Pointe, Steve provides coaching to partnership churches throughout the world. Pastor Steve’s spiritual gifts are evangelism, leadership, and teaching. He has a passion for seeing the Gospel presented to unchurched people in a culturally relevant style without compromising its truth. He also believes that one of the keys to an effective church is keeping a balance between evangelism and discipleship.

LEAD PASTOR

JOSH HOWERTON

Josh graduated from Union University with a degree in Theological Studies and went to Southern Seminary. He was the Lead Pastor of The Bridge Church in Nashville, TN for ten years before coming to Lake Pointe. Josh is married to Jana, the love of his life he met on a blind date, and together they have two daughters – Eliana and Felicity Hope. Being (in God’s strange and good providence) a third-generation pastor and deeply gripped by a love for the church, Josh’s passions are to lead a healthy church, plant healthy churches, and develop leaders who will lead and plant healthy churches. Josh is cursed to be a lifelong Cincinnati Bengals fan.

LAKE POINTE

ELDERS

SCOTT EDWARDS  |  SHAY FIELDS  |  KEN HICKMAN  |  GARON HORTON
SHAYNE PHILLIPS  |  ANDY KELLEY  |  RICK MASE

SCOTT EDWARDS

SHAY FIELDS

KEN HICKMAN

GARON HORTON

SHAYNE PHILLIPS

ANDY KELLEY

RICK MASE

LAKE POINTE

EXECUTIVE TEAM

JOHN WARDELL

Executive Pastor
of Operations

CARTER SHOTWELL

Executive Pastor
of Ministries

DANNY DAVIS

Executive Pastor
of Worship

RICK BURGE

Executive Pastor of Community
Campuses and Church Planting

NATE MERRILL

Executive Pastor
of Communications

RICK BURGE

Executive Pastor of Community
Campuses and Church Planting

NATE MERRILL

Executive Pastor
of Communications

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

If you would like to contact someone on our leadership staff, send us a message. We look forward to hearing from you.

CONTACT US

HOW CAN WE HELP?

If you would like to contact someone on our leadership staff, send us a message. We look forward to hearing from you.

Leaders Page Contact Form