Elders

Biblical Eldership

 

From the Sovereign Grace Churches "Seven Shared Values":

Jesus Christ reigns as head over His church, and He gives to His church elders (or pastors) to govern and lead local churches under His authority (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 4:11; Titus 1:5). We believe that men, qualified by both character and gifting, are to serve as elders, shepherding God’s people as under-shepherds of Christ (1 Timothy 2:12; 3:1–7; 1 Peter 5:1–3). A church’s health is to a great degree dependent on the health of its elders, and so our aim is to strengthen the current elders in our churches while identifying and training new ones (Acts 20:28; 2 Timothy 2:2).

 

Our Eldership

  

Keith   Keith Collins
Keith and Gina have been married since 1991. They have seven children and live in Destrehan. Keith and Gina were both born and raised in the New Orleans area. While Gina was saved as a child, Keith came to know the Lord in 1979. Keith attended LSU and UNO, graduating with an engineering degree, and he worked in the engineering recruiting field for 6 years before coming on staff at Lakeview as a pastor in 1993. As the senior pastor, Keith leads the pastoral staff and the extended leadership team. He is also responsible for preaching, teaching, and pastoral counseling and helps to cast vision for the overall direction of this local church. Keith also serves as the Regional Leader for the Southeast Region of Sovereign Grace Churches.
     
 peter   Peter Davidson
Peter and Jean have lived in New Orleans since childhood and have been married since 1968. They have one daughter and son-in-law and four grandchildren. Peter has been on staff as a pastor since 1990. Some of his responsibilities include preaching, pastoral counseling, School of the Word, Mercy Ministry, and hospital visitation. Romans 5:20 has been the scripture that has meant the most to him over his years of ministry. 
     
Frank2   Frank Loria
Frank and his wife, Annette, have attended LCC since March of 1980. During those years, Frank has had the privilege of serving the congregation as a worship leader, Sunday School teacher and Home Group Leader. Since 2001 Frank has provided leadership to the Alpha Course program specifically in the areas of training Alpha table facilitators and presenting the Alpha Course messages along with Pastors Keith and Peter. Frank is the President and Owner of Personnel Consulting Group, a professional employment search firm located in Metairie, where he has been employed since 1979. Annette and Frank have been married since August 26, 1978. They have three married children and eleven grandchildren, all of whom attend LCC. 
     
 evan2   Evan May
Evan and Rebekah have been married since 2011 and have three children. Evan attended UNO, graduating with a degree in history. He has completed graduate programs in biblical languages and apologetics, and he is currently a student at Reformed Theological Seminary. Evan grew up at Lakeview Christian Center and began working at LCC in 2006, joining the pastoral staff in 2011. His responsibilities include youth ministry, directing the children’s ministry, preaching, and counseling. 
     
    Steve Roberts

     
bill1   Bill Treeby
Bill serves on the Judicial Review Committee for the Southeast Region of Sovereign Grace Churches.
     
Phil Headshot   Phil Widener
Phil and Elizabeth have called Lakeview home since 1981. Their four children, Doug, Aaron, David, and Alison, all grew up in LCC, and now have families of their own. Military service and the corporate world have their grandchildren located all around the world, from Japan, to Alaska, to Texas. Phil has served on the Board at Lakeview since 1983. The couple has enjoyed serving in various ministries throughout the years: Alpha, VBS, Sunday School, Choir, Cantata, Covenant Group Leaders. Elizabeth served as a staff volunteer after Katrina, and is now serving in the MOPS ministry. Phil and Elizabeth call Algiers home. They host the Westbank Group, or fondly called “Blessed Bank” covenant group.
     
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