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 his wife, 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 his wife, 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. 
 IMG-2540.JPG   Steve Roberts
Steve and his wife, Linda, have 3 children and 12 grandchildren. Steve serves as an elder and Royal Ranger Commander.
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.

For any questions or to schedule a meeting with someone from our leadership you can call the church office at 504-482-6221 or email us at info@lakeviewchristiancenter.com


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