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“but I know that we are all made out of shipwrecks, every single board – washed and bound like crooked teeth on these rocky shores” *

Meet the Team

While biblical accounts and history reveal that a paid staff is not a necessary component of a healthy church, it can certainly be an effective addition to her ministry. We hold to the picture Paul describes in Ephesians 4:11-16: that Christ has given different leadership gifts to the church not to minister in lieu of the whole, but to equip the whole church for the ministry of reconciliation. As a leadership team, we attempt to serve and equip the members of his body for this ministry.

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    Cliff House

    Senior Pastor


    Paul Vanderveer

    Youth Pastor

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    Ann Marie House

    Worship Director

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    Paula Lovell

    Administrative Assistant

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    Jonathon and Marissa Boggs

    Children's Pastors


“so come on let’s wash each other with tears of joy and tears of grief and fold our lives like crashing waves and run upon this beach” *


The church is the people, and the people are the church. "Church" isn't what we do on Sunday mornings, it's who we are when we are gathered together, whether in groups of two or 2000. We gather at different times for different reasons, and these are a few of the gatherings that are part of the rhythm of our family.

  • Sunday Morning

    Worship Service Our service starts at 10:00 am and generally consists of contemporary worship music, Bible teaching, prayer, and communion. Try to arrive early and...

  • LCSM

      Coming Events:  Believe – January 27-28 <-  Click for more info! ________________________________________ Lakewood Christian Student Ministry (LCSM)...

  • Community Groups

    Lakewood is a family that loves, learns and serves together. The life of the church is one that takes place in the extraordinary and the mundane, the spectacular and...

What We Believe

As a church we feel that our foundation should be the same. We have worked hard as a body of believers to be unified in our foundational beliefs. To see a copy of these beliefs, click on the links below.

Click on the link below to see our belief statement.


Click on the link below to see our mission and values.



Latest Media

On our blog we post sermon videos, articles, community updates and more. Here are the latest items. You can click here to see all our media.


“Your hand in mine, my fingers in your veins connected, our bones grown together inside; our hands entwined, your fingers in my veins braided, our spines grown stronger in time” *

The Church: Rooted


We recognize that we are but part of the body of Christ, that not all parts are alike, and that the body works when its different parts are joined in unity. We are committed to joining in the work of God in the entire world, starting with where we are rooted in McAlester, OK. Here are some other local congregations with whom we are laboring in this city (if you have another to add to the list, please contact us with the info).


Contact Us

If you have questions, concerns, ideas, needs, or stories – shoot us a message. On the other side of this contact form are people just like you, and we like meeting new people. Feel free to come by the office or give us a call as well!

840 S George Nigh Expy / McAlester, OK 74501


(918) 423-2736

To visit the website for Lakewood Christian School, click here.

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