Lakeview Christian Church

Each week we celebrate Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and invite you to come and join us in an exciting time of prayer, singing and education.




Statement of Faith

At Lakeview, we focus on the teachings of scripture, and we strive to model our church after the truths we find in the New Testament. It is our goal to cling to the essential truths of scripture, and to offer freedom, of thought in matters of opinion. At Lakeview Christian Church, we believe:

What We Believe


God is the only sovereign, wise, and good Creator of all things, who reigns as King over all creation for His own glory.

ROMANS 11:33-36


Human beings were made in God’s image to love and worship Him forever. But ever since Adam first rebelled against God, we have all been lost in sin, under God’s judgment, and unable to save ourselves.



Out of undeserved love and grace, God sent His only Son to save us from sin and reconcile us to Himself through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

JOHN 3:16


God offers us His gift of salvation by grace, which we receive through faith in Jesus. He makes us new, calls us to leave sin behind, and invites us to join His work in the world.



While God and the Bible are the ultimate authority for Lakeview Christian Church, there is a leadership structure to keep the day-to-day operations and ministry of the church moving correctly.

The leadership of Lakeview has a few integral parts. First, elders. Lakeview Christian Church is an elder-protected and led church. The elders provide oversight, vision, guidance, and protection to the corporate side of the church and most importantly the spiritual side of the church.

Second, pastors. Our team of pastors provide the leadership and everyday decision making and oversee the paid staff. The paid staff is made up of full-time ministry staff, full-time support staff, and part-time ministry and support staff.

At the end of the day, the Lakeview Christian Church leadership all works together to accomplish the mission of the church to "Change Lives Through Jesus' Love".

Our Team

Jim Gindlesberger
Jim Gindlesberger
Lead Pastor

Jim has served at Lakeview Christian Church for more than 34 years and has been serving as the Lead Pastor for the last 5 years.

Jim is a graduate of Cincinnati Bible College and has a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Leadership Degree from Cincinnati Christian University.

Jim has been married to his wife, Dee, for over 37 years and they have two married daughters and a grandson they adore.

Tyler Chappell
Tyler Chappell
Worship and Youth Pastor

Tyler has served at Lakeview for the past 6 years. He attended Malone University and has been in ministry for the past 17 years.

Tyler is responsible for overseeing many roles at LCC; including leading God's people in worship and oversight of the 11am modern worship service, leading the YAM (young adult) group; and oversight all of family ministries.

Tyler is married to Courtney and they have a son named Judah.

Andrew George
Andrew George
Outreach Pastor

Drew grew up attending LCC and has always had a heart for the Barberton/Akron area.

He has a heart for people, specifically those that come from broken situations and has spent most of his life trying to care for and reach out to those that need the hope and healing that can only come in relationship with Christ.

Drew is newly married to his wife Emilie.

Emilie George
Emilie George
Children's Director
Sue Brandt
Sue Brandt
Communications and Hospitality

Sue has served at Lakeview for over 35 years and has raised her family in the church.

Tricia Patton
Tricia Patton
Ministry Coordinator
Dee Gindlesberger
Dee Gindlesberger
First Service Worship Director
Tim Morber
Tim Morber
Hope Counseling - M.Ed. LPCC-S
Call: 234-360-1939
Troy Upton
Janitorial services