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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) and has been serving in church ministry since 1975. Rob and his wife, JoAnn, enjoy spending time with their five children and their many 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.
Jonathon Dawson
Jonathon DawsonHarmony Campus Lead Pastor
I am from Kentucky (Go Cats!), attended Louisville Bible College and am married to Carrie. We have 3 kids (1 boy, 2 girls) and a 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 spending time with family and boating on the lake.

Fun Fact: I do not eat broccoli

Danny Harrell
Danny HarrellMadison Campus 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.
Jeff Rogers
Jeff RogersMadison Campus Associate Pastor
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, I graduated from Armstrong State College and later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Rice Seminary.
My wife Sandra and I have served in churches in Savannah and Madison.
We have two grown children, Elizabeth and Joseph.
I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, working in the yard, and exercising. My life verse is Hebrews 12:1-3.
Payton HodgesHarmony Campus Student Pastor
Blake Stinnett
Blake StinnettMadison Campus Student Pastor
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.
MaCayla Hodges
MaCayla HodgesHarmony Campus Worship Director
I was born and raised in Madison Georgia, and I graduated from Mercer in 2020. I moved back home after college to continue with my Master of Music Therapy, and the Lord was so kind in bringing me to LakePoint. Leading worship through music has always been one of my favorite things to do and something I’ve been called to. I hope to share the transformative, healing, and restoring power of God’s love with others and continue to make worship a lifestyle. I am so thankful to have joined this team and to worship with this community!
Matt Watkins
Matt WatkinsMadison Campus Worship 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.
Leanne Howell
Leanne HowellMadison Campus Children's Director
I grew up in Mansfield and moved to Madison in 2019. I graduated from Piedmont College where I obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband, Ty, and I have three children, Sawyer, Finley, and Ella. I enjoy spending time with my family, the outdoors, traveling, and teaching children. The Lord has truly blessed my family. I am happy to return the blessing by serving Lakepoint Kidz.
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 three children, Finleigh, Sterling, and Lettie. 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.
Kelly Curtis
Kelly CurtisChurch Administrator
I live in Covington 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.
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.
Lilly Smith
Lilly SmithHarmony Campus Office Administrator
My husband and I have lived at the lake since 2015 and love the lake life! I have served as an Office Admin in churches since 2013 and love using my gifts and talents for the Lord. In my spare time I enjoy being with my children and five granddaughters, and I especially love traveling with them. I enjoy boating and getting out on the lake in my kayak. Any day I can enjoy nature is a good day!
Hannah Kalland
Hannah KallandMadison Campus Office Administrator
Alisa DaleMadison Campus Assistant Children's Director - K-5th
Camrie Lupton
Camrie LuptonMadison Campus Assistant Children's Director - Nursery-PreK
Justin KennedyMadison Campus Communications Director

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.