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Ronnie Pinyan - Lead Pastor

"To become the church God has called us to be requires a personal connection with God through Jesus, believers growing together in community, and sharing God's love with others by living out what we believe." - Ronnie Pinyan

Ronnie and his wife Karen have two children, Kristen and Joshua. Kristen, their daughter, is married to Marshall Beadnell. Joshua, their son, and his wife Maleah have two children, James and Joanna.


Ronnie graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Art and Education. He received a Master of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary in 2014. Ronnie has served in many ministry roles over the years, including worship, student ministry, and now as the Lead Pastor of Lake Community Church.

Matthew Whitley - Worship Pastor

"There's nothing better than that moment when the Worship Leader can step back and just let the congregation sing out their lives, their struggles, and their victories to God. We just play the music, haha." - Matthew Whitley

Matthew and his wife Mackenzie, together, have four boys: Brock, Daxter, Milo, and Lincoln.


Matthew graduated from Catawba College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business. He has served in worship ministry for over ten years, and during that time has also served in student ministry. Matthew was hired as Worship Pastor at Lake Community Church in the summer of 2019 and loves helping people engage with our loving God through Worship.

Matt Oakley- Youth Pastor

Matt and his wife Joanna have been married for 4 years and have 4 childrens. Josie Lynn is 10 months old, Zion Rae is 3 years old, Josiah Wayne is 9 years old, and Phoenix is 11. Matt graduated from Ambassador Christian College in 2020 with a Master in Theology. Matt has been in ministry since he was 19 years old. Matt and Joanna's life mission is to help people have a real authentic relationship with Christ. 

Amanda Stone - Director of Lake Kids

Amanda and her husband Abdul, together, have 3 children: Kayla, Jazlynn, and Abigail.


Amanda has an Associates Degree from University of Phoenix in Psychology. Amanda has served as a volunteer in Kids Ministry for several years and was hired on staff as the Kids Ministry Director at Lake Community Church in the summer of 2019. Through serving the church, she has been able to teach children the love of God, and come along side others to help impact each child that comes to Lake Kids.

Sue Waller - Administrator

Sue and her husband Jeff Waller, together, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.


Sue is a graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and has 27 years of experience in a manufacturing office in Salisbury. She has served for several years in office management, and has been Administrative Assistant at Lake Community Church since 2014. Sue is a great supporter and volunteer for the ministry of Teen Challenge and Capstone Ministry.