MEET OUR PASTORS
Pastors Lonnie & Tammie
Lead and Founding Pastors
Pastor Lonnie has been in ministry for 31 years and currently serves as the lead and founding Pastor of Christ Central, located in Lake City, Florida.
Christ Central has grown through his leadership since its inception to a body of over 2000 members and over 70,000 square feet of ministry space sitting on a beautiful 102-acre campus. Christ Central’s campus not only includes an 825 seat sanctuary but a children’s sanctuary, a separate youth sanctuary with a gym facility, and a newly added 100 seat multipurpose sanctuary, coffee bar, and clothing shop.
Pastor Lonnie is passionate about developing the next generation of kingdom leaders, which is why he created the “Core Leadership” program, a three-year training program designed to shape and mold the next generation of church leaders.
However, Pastor Lonnie’s involvement in kingdom building doesn’t stop there. He is the founder and President-CEO of Partners of Hope International, which does medical missions and leadership training in over 40 countries. They have built 3 children’s homes. 1 in the Philippines and 2 in Honduras caring for over 150 children. It is worth noting that under the direction of Pastor Lonnie, Partners of Hope International is currently in the process of building a recovery home for the homeless in Lake City, Florida called Renewed Outreach Center.
Along with founding Christ Central Lake City, Pastor Lonnie also serves as the Lead Pastor in a fellowship of 14 churches Christ Central assisted with planting in the Southeast and serves on the Apostolic oversight board for Destiny Network International and numerous other churches.
When he isn’t busy building the kingdom, Pastor Lonnie enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife Tammie; they have been happily married for 32 incredible years. They have four children (Casey, Angel, Tre’, and Shaina) and nine beautiful grandchildren.