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Our Values

Our purpose is to create opportunities to promote intimacy and growth with God and each other and to reach out beyond ourselves by helping others make this life changing connection. This commitment includes: connection, growth, serving and reaching others by loving God and loving people.

That life-changing connection happens when we fulfill our scripture-inspired purpose to Love God and Love People. Christ commissions us in Matthew 22 to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul and with all our mind. Likewise, He instructs to love others as we would ourselves.

In action, the instruction can sometimes be a challenge for us. However, God did not intend for us to try this alone. Lakepoint follows His command by nurturing a community of believers to love and serve each other as we strive to live out Christ’s commission in this world.

Our Staff

Rob Raynor
Rob RaynorSenior Pastor
Rob Raynor is the founding pastor of Lakepoint Community Church which was established in May 2008. Rob is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College (Point University) & has been serving in church ministry since 1975. Rob and his wife, JoAnn, enjoy spending time with their five children and also their grandchildren. When not involved with his family and the church, Rob enjoys taking rides on his motorcycle, being out on the lake, concerts, traveling and enjoying all that God has blessed him with.
Danny Harrell
Danny HarrellMadison Lead Pastor
I grew up in Appling, Georgia, just outside of Augusta. I attended GCSU in Milledgeville, where I met my wife, Chanté. After college, I attended seminary at Mercer University. My wife and I have served in churches in Atlanta and Conyers before moving to Madison. I love dating my wife, eating good food, road trips, meeting new people and playing outside with our three kids. I am grateful that the Lord has called me to serve His Church and I look forward to going to “work” each day.
Kelly Curtis
Kelly CurtisChurch Administrator
I live in Covington, GA with my Husband and two girls. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Most of my days are spent running my girls around but when I get any free time I love spending it at the beach.
Page Morris
Page MorrisOffice Administrator
I have called Lake Oconee home since 2010. After finishing school in Milledgeville I felt that the Lord was calling me into a career in ministry and that is when I a position at LakePoint. I also work part time with a local women’s ministry called Cheerful Hearts. I love spending time with my friends and family in my free time. I enjoy reading, cooking, being on the lake, traveling and exploring new places. I am blessed to be a part of the LakePoint staff and family.
Matt Watkins
Matt WatkinsMadison Campus Worship Arts Director
As a Worship Leader, I love to sing to the Lord. I have been married since 2002 to my beautiful wife Leslie. We have two children, Christine and Brody. When we are not at church, we enjoy playing softball and baseball, hunting and shooting, riding motorcycles or four wheelers and sometimes just laying around watching TV. I also enjoy coaching baseball. We always find a way to have fun in life. The Lord has been good to us.
Madison Hayes
Madison HayesHarmony Campus Children's Director
My husband, Mathew and I moved to the Lake Oconee area in 2015 and I started working in Children’s Ministry at LakePoint in the same year. I graduated from Point University with a degree in Child and Youth Development (Early Childhood) and Biblical Studies. My husband and I have two children, Finleigh and Sterling. We enjoy doing things together as a family and I enjoy traveling, working with children, and being a mom and wife. The Lord has truly blessed me and I enjoy being on staff at LakePoint.
Rick Hong
Rick HongHarmony Campus Worship Arts Director
I married my childhood sweetheart. Patti and I graduated from The University of Tennessee in Music Ed. I was a high school band director for 15 years in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, was a fundraising consultant for 30 years and I retired in 2014. When I moved to the Lake Oconee area, I was called into music ministry and I began playing and singing with the Praise Team at LakePoint. Jesus, my family, my three grand girls and music are all reasons I get up each morning with a thankful heart.
Chanté Harrell
Chanté HarrellMadison Campus Children's Director
I am married to Danny Harrell and am a Mommy to Luke, Caroline and Nathaniel. We started at Madison campus in 2014 and I began working with the children’s ministry in 2017. I love the opportunity that working at LakePoint gives me to teach the children in our church about Jesus. I am also an educator and am currently working toward my Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction. I love to read, cook and travel and spend quality time with my family.
Blake Stinnet
Blake StinnetMadison Campus Youth Director
I grew up in Covington, Georgia. My wife Natalie and I have a daughter named Layleigh and a son named Jack. I have been in ministry since 2007 and I also serve as a career fireman for the City of Sandy Springs. In my spare time I love to spend it with my family, workout, and cast a fishing pole if I get the chance.
Darlene Patterson
Darlene PattersonBookkeeper
I am a true Georgian! I was born here and have lived here all my life. I moved to Lake Oconee in 2017 after retiring from a marketing company where I worked as an Accounting Manager for 17 years. I love to spend my free time with my two daughters and my grandson. I also enjoy reading a wide variety of books with my book clubs, walking around the lake and being part of a Lifegroup at Bible Studies here at Lakepoint.
Jonathon Dawson
Jonathon DawsonHead of Adult and Family Ministries
I am from Kentucky (Go Cats!), attended Louisville Bible College and am married to Carrie. We have 3 kids (1 boy, 2 girls) and 1 grandson. We moved to Georgia in 2012 to serve at Snellville Christian Church. I came to Lakepoint in June 2019 and am very excited to be working with such a great church! I enjoy riding my Harley and spending time with family.

Fun Fact: I do not eat broccoli

Our Beliefs

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

The Bible is God’s word to all mankind. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal; with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation providing power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.

We are all made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates us from God.

We all were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.

Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life with God begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life through faith. In obedience to His command, we follow in His example to be baptized.

The church is the Body of Christ. Jesus Christ is the Head of the church. Members of the church are those who have trusted and placed their faith in the completed work of Christ.