Lakeview Free Will Baptist Church
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Loving God, Loving People and Changing Lives

Our History

  
In June of 1966 Reverend Howard Pittman, his wife Jessie and their two small children arrived in High Point with the mission in mind of establishing a Free Will Baptist Church.  They endured many obstacles and times of discouragement during the early beginnings of the church.  With no permanent meeting place they had to meet wherever they could including their home, other members homes, store buildings, a vacant church and Oakview School.  The church was officially organized in May 1969.  Land was purchased on Johnson Street and was paid off in November 1971.  The first service in the current facility was held on the first Sunday in January 1973.  A fellowship hall and kitchen were added in 1991.  Reverend Pittman and this group of believers had a vision for a church that would carry out a mission of winning the lost, edifying the saints, contending for the faith, building strong families, showing forth the love of Christ and fulfilling the Great Commission.  Reverend Pittman is now retired from the pastorate and is currently serving as an evangelist.
 
  
Transition Period  
 
Rev. Conrad Williford served as interim pastor from May, 2011 to April, 2012. Rev. Williford states, "It has been a privilege to minister to such a caring group of people.  Their spirit of unity and love for the Lord and others makes for a church that will continue to grow and bless many lives in the future."
 
  Current Ministry  
  
 Beginning April, 2012, Reverend Doug McGee became pastor of Lakeview. He states, 
"After 25 years of pastoring I retired from the pastorate.  After a few months, I felt that God still had a work for me to do and I am grateful that God has led me to the people of Lakeview Free Will Baptist Church.
 
 As we begin our new ministry here at Lakeview we are trusting God that we will reach many men, women, boys and girls for His kingdom.  I feel that God has me working with some good Christian people who want to see people come to the
knowledge our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."
                                                     Preacher Doug