Lakeside Church

A community helping people Discover and Fully Follow Jesus


Who We Are

Lakeside Church exists to help all people discover and fully follow Jesus. It’s as simple as that.

It’s been part of our DNA since 1989 when 40 families had a vision that church should be a place of spiritual growth and discovery, not just for those who already believe. 

Lakeside is for everyone regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, and background. We recognize we’re all in different stages and seasons of life, and we’re all on a journey of learning and growth. The church exists so that we can do that together. 


Core Values

At Lakeside, we believe everyone can

Encounter God

It’s a relationship.

Move Forward

It’s a journey towards Jesus.

Experience Community

You don’t have to go it alone.

Serve Others

We all have gifts to share.

Change the World

The future of the church lies outside our walls.

Meet Our Pastoral Team

We have a number of gifted pastors on staff who are responsible for leading and growing our church community. They are passionate about people and about helping others in a variety of ways and through a variety of programs, to discover and fully follow Jesus. They can help answer questions you might have and offer support. For more information and to meet the rest of our staff team, please check out our staff page.

Jeff Groenewald

Executive Pastor

Marc Gagnon

Teaching Pastor


Robyn Elliott

Pastor of Spiritual Growth & Leadership Development


Daniel Bell

Downtown Site Pastor


Johanna Kelly

Celebrate Recovery Pastor


Brian Bulger

Family Care Pastor

Mike Tabet

Youth Pastor


Frequently Asked Questions

We are not connected to  any one denomination, rather, together in community, we are exploring how to do life with Jesus. We are continually asking, “How does my following Jesus bless and improve the world around me — my family, friends, neighbourhood, and beyond?” We’d love you to join us on this quest!

All the better! We’d love to hear what YOU have to say and what YOU believe, and we’d love to share our experience of following Jesus and how God is transforming, healing, and restoring us. We’d love to get to know YOU!

At Lakeside our emphasis is on encountering God’s incredible love for us and sharing that love with each other. We have some basic core beliefs around which we agree, but we are constantly exploring, learning, and rethinking as we navigate the interface of faith and life … together.

We’re part of an amazing community and there is no shortage of churches you could attend in the city. We’re not in competition but rather we encourage you to try a few on for size. Our hope for every person is that they find a place to call home – a place where they can ask questions, develop relationships with others, and grow in their faith. If that place, for you, is Lakeside … Welcome Home!

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