Troy Grant

Lead Pastor

Troy came to Lakeview in April of 2013 and has a heart for preaching the Word and reaching our world for Christ. Before Lakeview, he pastored 2 churches in Florida. Troy received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from The Baptist College of Florida and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Luther Rice College & Seminary. He is married to the love of his life, Yvette. They have four wonderful children and three amazing grandsons. He loves the outdoors, getting together with friends and family, and Alabama Football... ROLL TIDE!

Jerry Hurley

Family & Senior Adult Pastor

Jerry joined Lakeview’s staff with almost fifty years of pastoral experience. He has a passion for senior adults, teaching God’s Word, Tennessee Volunteer football, and his wonderful family which includes the most recent addition, his great-granddaughter  Makenzie Hope.

Kate Lawhorn

Director of Service Programming & Worship

Kate is a passionate worship leader, choral conductor, and vocal performer & instructor from southwest Virginia. She graduated from The Baptist College of Florida in 2018 with her Bachelor's Degree in Choral Music Education. After 3 years in the public school system, the Lord called her to serve on staff at Lakeview. She is currently pursing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, She has a heart for authentic worship and seeing the world changed through the love of Christ.

Trey Braswell

Director of Student Ministry & technology

Trey desires to see students reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the local body and across the globe. He has received a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNC Wilmington and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University. He is also passionate about technology and its capability to reach people on a worldwide basis. He and his wife, Whitney, have three sons and enjoy hiking as a family.

Kelli Smith

Director of Children's Ministry

Kelli has been in ministry since 1987. She is eager to invite anyone to know Jesus as their personal Savior. Along with hands-on experience, at the age of 40 she enrolled and completed the “Preschool/Children’s Ministry Certification through Campbell University Divinity School. Kelli and her husband Scott have been married for 36 years. They have 2 dogs, many nieces, and nephews. God has blessed them with many children to minister to. She enjoys camping, gardening, crafting, and photography. Ministering to children and their families are her passion.

Shelia Meade

Business Administrator

Shelia came to Lakeview in 2003.  In 2021, she celebrated 25 years of church administrative service.  She gave her heart to Jesus in 1982. She is married to Robert, and they have one daughter.  She loves spending time with her grandson. She’s a huge Marvel and Star Trek fan and loves spending time at the beach.

Melissa Keller

ADministrative Assistant

Melissa began serving at Lakeview in 2012. She joined the Lakeview family in 2004 and her entire family was baptized here in 2005. She is married to her husband of 32 years, Chris, and they have one daughter, Cassidy Keller Carrigan. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and antique shopping. Melissa became GiGi to her first grand-daughter in March of 2022. 

Jimmie White


Jimmie came to work at Lakeview in 2002. Before his employment here, he was a general contractor.  You can see his handiwork all around the church; his work is his ministry.  He and his wife, Glenda, have 2 children and 7 grandchildren.  His hobbies are dirt bike racing and camping and he is an Appalachian State Mountaineers football fan.