staff & leadership

The staff and leadership at Lockwood Community Church is comprised of men and women who love and care for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at (517) 279-7536 or office@lockwoodchurch.org.

  • SHAYNE LOOPER

    lEAD PASTOR

    Shayne is a graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College. Shayne began serving as the pastor of Lockwood Church in 1988. He and his wife, Karen, have three adult sons; Joel, Brian and Kevin.

  • HAL NOTTINGHAM

    PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES

    Hal and Cherith grew up in ministry families and have served in youth, camp and music ministries for over 20 years. They have 7 children; a daughter at college, a son in the Marines, and they homeschool the others. Hal began serving as Lockwood's Family Pastor in 2015.

  • kevin looper

    pastor of youth ministries

    Kevin graduated from Taylor University in 2009 with a BA in Biblical Literature. He received his Masters in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School in 2011. Kevin joined the staff as Youth Pastor in 2013. He and his wife Beth have two children, Phinehas and Ezri.

  • dan hefner

    music DIrector

    Dan is committed to ministering to the Body of Christ through music.  He and his wife, Barbara, have three children and six grandchildren.

  • ARIEL DEBOLT

    CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Ariel obtained her BA in Business Administration from Bethel College in 2014. Since she was 13, she has volunteered with various children’s ministry programs, in roles ranging from Helper to Program Director. Her favorite activities include reading, acting, singing, renovating  furniture, and playing with her nieces and nephews. 

elders

God has invested the elders with the responsibility for the leadership of the local church, which includes overseeing the work of the church (its worship, evangelism, edification, and equipping); protecting the church from error in doctrine (beliefs) and practice (lifestyle); and making sure God's people are being fed through accurate and insightful biblical teaching.  The elders work as a team and strive to discern God's plan for LCC through regular meetings for prayer and the study of Scripture.