I began my preaching career in 2004 while in preaching school in Lakeland, Florida. I have degrees and diplomas in preaching, early childhood education, child psychology, biblical studies, apologetics and a number of the other human sciences. I have preached for three congregations in Florida and also in Illinois and Texas. I have been married for 14 years and my wife, Megan and I have 4 children. I believe God wants us to see every day as an adventure as we learn to rely on Him and the supernatural. I enjoy spending time with my family. I love being outdoors fishing, four-wheeling, hiking, camping, just about anything outside. I would like to invite you to come visit us sometime so you can get to know me better as we learn to love God and one another! See you soon!!!
Ray Bielfelt is the newest member of the Leadership team. He grew up in Olmsted Falls, OH. and moved to Florida is 1981. He and his beautiful wife, Marilyn have been married for 40 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Ray is a retired Lieutenant Fire Fighter from the City of Orlando Fire Department after 26 years of service. Ray enjoys getting out on his motorcycle especially on nice days. He also enjoys old cars, sports, hiking, camping and reading books on the Civil War and Westerns. His favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." He also likes Philippians 4:6,7. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Pat has served on the Leadership Team since 2001. Pat and his wife Brenda have been with the North Lake family since the congregation began. They have been married since 1975 and have two daughters and four grandchildren. Pat has a heart for teaching and conducts Sunday morning adult bible study. Pat graduated from Univ. of Central Florida (Fla. Tech Univ.) in 1975 and earned a masters degree from Ball State Univ. in Muncie Indiana. Taught 6th grade Science at Tavares Middle School for 39 years and retired in 2019. Pat enjoys being with his family, traveling, and woodworking. Pat’s favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future.”