Pastor Phil Krist, Lead Pastor

Pastor & Becky 2021 website editPastor Phil and his wife Becky were college sweethearts. Marrying right after graduation, Pastor Phil and Becky    entered full time pastoral ministry the same year. They have three children: Julie, Jonathan and Jennifer. Lakeside is where all three children have committed their lives to Jesus and have grown in Him.An adventurer at heart, Pastor Phil is an accomplished scuba diver and certified underwater cave diver. Krist     family vacations are never boring, and have included white water rafting, mountain climbing, camping, scuba safaris, jet skiing, Mayan ruins and more! Some of Pastor Phil’s most exciting and hilarious sermon illustrations have come from his many adventures.

Pastor Phil’s ministerial studies have taken him across the country and around the world. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God, Lakeland, FL. He received his Masters of Arts Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA and he earned a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA. Yet his most exciting educational experience was participating in an archaeological dig one summer in Israel!

Pastor Phil’s ministry background includes being a college student ministries coordinator, a hospital chaplain, a youth pastor, an assistant pastor, a college instructor and a Lead Pastor. He has been a speaker at both national and overseas conferences, but his most important ministry is his family. He often remarks, “My marriage and children will be the most important sermons I will ever preach.”

You get a non-boring guarantee when Pastor Phil speaks. His messages offer                     encouraging, practical insights from God’s Word for significant daily living. Bible truths are made easy to understand. Messages come alive through Pastor Phil’s illustrations,    frequent use of props, drama, and video. You will laugh, cry, and be inspired by fresh,    uncompromising Bible based messages spoken into your life.

Under Pastor Phil’s leadership, Lakeside relocated to its present strategic location and has experienced consistent building programs, expansions, and improvements. Lakeside has grown from being a new church plant to one of the state’s largest Assemblies. Yet Pastor Phil’s most important building project has been people! His vision for people to become disciples of Christ rather than mere decisions has birthed more than 100 Lakeside                  ministries and the planting of four area churches. His passion for world outreach has taken Lakeside from supporting just six missionaries to more than 200 missionaries, ministries, and projects around the world!

More than a preacher or a teacher, Pastor Phil is a Pastor. He loves people. Whether it is through his speaking, counseling, praying or just caring, his consuming passion is to make an eternal difference in people's lives for the Glory of God.


Pastor Randy Neary, Assistant Pastor

randy_rosie_nearyPastor Randy joined the Lakeside Team in August 2007. He has been in full-time Children's & Family Pastoral ministries for over 29 years, serving in churches in Wisconsin and Texas. Pastor Randy graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Studies from North Central University, has attended graduate studies at Lamar University & has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family from Moody Theological Seminary. Pastor Randy is a Limited License Professional Counselor and serves part-time as a Therapist at Crossing Paths Christian Counseling. 

Pastor Randy has been married to his wife, Rosemary, and partner in ministry for 35 years. Rosemary has been the Director of Lakeside Preschool & Childcare Center since it opened in September of 2013. They have two children, Ben (his wife Samm & daughter Anna, who live in Chicago) & Beth.

After serving for more than 10 years as Children's Pastor at Lakeside, Pastor Randy now oversees Christian Education, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Care & Technology at Lakeside. 


Pastor Patrick Guido, Business Administration & Care Pastor

Pat Guido HeadshotPatrick Guido is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and re-joined Lakeside as an associate Pastor in November 2022; he and his wife Christine have been married 36 years, have four children and previously attended Lakeside for 15 years before    entering the Pastoral ministry in 2005. Patrick completed his    ministerial studies at Global University Berean School of the Bible, has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Walsh College and a Master’s degree in Business & Administration. Patrick’s passion is to see lives changed through the preaching and teaching of the greatest truth ever known to mankind – the saving faith found in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.


Angela Branch, Kids Ministry Director 

Angela HeadshotAngela disciples our children from kindergarten through sixth grade via weekly kids church, kids worship, and Oasis Kids Club services. She coordinates events and annual outreaches for children and their families. With a team of dedicated volunteers, Angela ensures there is a place for every child in Lakeside Kids Ministries.

"It is a great responsibility to protect and mold the heart of a child. It is an amazing blessing to teach children that Jesus is not some guy in the sky, but their Saviour who loves them and has a plan for their lives." 


Pastor Jordan Waage, Student Ministries Pastor

Yari and I 2Married in February 2019, Pastor Jordan and Yari make a great ministry team!  Yari has her educational degree in Dental Hygiene; she joins her husband with an incredible    passion for Youth Ministry. Pastor Jordan has attended Evangel University and has his Assemblies of God Ministerial Credentials through Global University’s Berean School of the Bible. Pastor Jordan has led Lakeside's High School Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry and Young & Married Ministry for over three years and is passionate about what God is    doing in these groups! Pastor Jordan and Yari welcomed their first child, Walter Luis Waage on June 28, 2022!



Dawn Waage, Worship & Creative Arts and Women's Ministry Director

dawn and tim waage2017.JPGDawn joined the Lakeside Office Team in 2007 as the Worship & Creative Arts (WCA) Administrative Assistant. Since then, she has been instrumental in growing & strengthening Lakeside’s Choir, Praise Team, Drama, Sound & Lighting Ministries, becoming the Director in 2010 and is also our Lakeside's Women's Ministries Director.  Dawn and husband Tim have been married for 43 years, both graduates of Evangel University in Springfield, MO. A talented trumpet player, Tim works with Dawn in the Worship & Creative Arts Ministry at Lakeside, directing the Orchestra and helping out in any way he can. Dawn and Tim have two grown sons -  Jason (a Safety & Security Director at his home church in Minnesota, is married to his wife Danielle and      father to twins Lili and Leo and little brother Jax) and Jordan (our Student Ministries Pastor, married to his wife Yari and their son Walter Luis Waage, born June 28, 2022). The Waage family has been a part of the Lakeside family for many years, first attending from           1987-1994. After a brief time of living and working in their home state of Minnesota, God rejoined them to the Lakeside family in 2005. When not here at the church preparing for services and special events, Dawn enjoys spending time with family and friends. 


Becky Krist, Nursery & Preschool Ministries

krist_becky_nov_2012_200x200Becky Krist pioneered Lakeside's Nursery & Preschool Ministries. She is the wife of our Lead Pastor and has a real passion for God and for children. More than being a Pastor's wife and mother of three, Becky has also earned a four year college    degree and a ministerial license. Becky has also served as Lakeside's Christian Education Director.        



Rosemary Neary, Preschool & Childcare Center Director


Rosemary Neary has over 25 years working in preschool & childcare; 12 years as a teacher and 13 years as a director. She has been a Director in two Church Preschool & Childcare Centers and has taught infants to preschool. Rosemary earned in BA in Early Childhood & Christian Education from North Central University. She is married to Pastor Randy Neary, Family Life Pastor at Lakeside and they have two children, Ben (and his wife Samm and daughter Anna who live in Chicago) & Beth.


Steve Addy, World Outreach Director

steve-and-lydia-2Steve and his wife, Lydia were married by Pastor Krist at Lakeside where they’ve been attending church together since 1994. They have three adult children, all of whom were dedicated unto the Lord at Lakeside’s altar.  Steve holds a degree from the University of Michigan and is the co-owner of Addy Machinery, an industrial precision machinery distributorship.  Lydia works within the in-home healthcare industry for the elderly.  Together, Steve and Lydia have served as Sunday school and adult Bible class teachers, missionaries, choir members, drama performers, ministers to the homeless, greeters, and now they serve as a team, passionately leading Lakeside’s World Outreach Missions Ministry.  Together, Steve and Lydia enjoy boating, traveling, shooting, Detroit Tiger baseball games, family dinners, and Italian food.

Steve & Lydia's main responsibilities will be Big Gives, Mission Trips (domestic and international), Impact Ministry, and to assist Pastor Krist in leading all Lakeside World Outreach objectives & needs.


Mike Blust, Facilities Director

Mike Blust 2Mike and Holly began attending Lakeside Assembly of God the same day Pastor Krist started as the Lead Pastor. They have been married for 46 years and are blessed with two adult children and four grandchildren, all serving the Lord. Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources from Michigan State University. He has served on the Board of Deacons as Treasurer and Secretary for over 30 years. In addition, Mike served as the Director of Church Business and Administration for four years before a brief retirement in 2023. Mike returned to the church staff as the Facilities Director in April 2024. Other ministries he has been involved in include teaching Adult Classes on Wednesday night, Men's Friday Prayer, Royal Rangers, drama, ushering, and choir. Mike enjoys working in the yard, reading, boating, and history. His favorite pastimes are traveling and spending time with the grandkids. 

As The Facilities Director, Mike oversees the custodian staff to insure a well-maintained church campus. In addition, he supervises all capital improvements, inspections, repairs, and event set up. It has been a real joy serving the congregation and the Lakeside Staff.