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Lakeside's Story

First Baptist Church of Saint Clair Shores began in 1948 with nearly 40 people who desired to come together as a church. In 1954, on the corner of Jefferson Ave and Deizel St, where there was little else around, the first small church building was built. Later on, that building would become the gymnasium. In 1964, the Office and Education building was built, and in 1970, the auditorium was built and the old building was converted to the gymnasium.

As the church was transitioning from a traditional style of worship to a much more contemporary style, the name was changed to Lakeside Community Church. Dr. Ken Render came to Lakeside in 1992, when there was about 60 members. His style of teaching and leading the church was a perfect fit for the new modern style.


Over the last decade Lakeside has developed into a place where people do the ministry of the church. It is a place where you can get involved in relationships with others through small groups. Lakeside reaches out into the community to see God impact the surrounding neighborhoods. Along with the number of people attending church, the pastoral staff has grown as well.

Lakeside is a community of people, not a church building or event on Sunday. We want to see all people grow and develop their relationship with Jesus, but we recognize we are all at different stages of growth. If you are someone just checking out this whole Jesus thing, or if you have been following him your whole life we think you'll find a place in this group of people called Lakeside Church. Our main goal for everyone is to see people...

LiVE FOR GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and REACH THE WORLD for Jesus Christ.


Lakeside Community Church • 33701 Jefferson Ave. • St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
Phone: (586) 293-2070 • Fax: (586) 293-6490 • © Lakeside Community Church