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

  • Kevin looper

    Senior Pastor

    Kevin has been the senior pastor at Lockwood since November 2023. He has a passion for teaching the Bible, God, and His people. He holds a BA in Biblical Literature from Taylor University (2009) and a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School (2011). Before becoming the senior pastor, he served as the Youth Pastor at Lockwood for 10 years. He is married to Beth, and they have three children.


    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.

  • Keith Melton


    Keith has been keeping Lockwood clean for many years. He started out cleaning Lockwood Church through a cleaning company and was then hired directly by Lockwood as the Head Custodian in 2016. He enjoys serving his church family by creating a spotless and welcoming environment for everyone to gather in.

  • Sarah Bancroft


    Since 2012 Sarah has taken joy in loving and serving in the youth ministry here at Lockwood. In 2018 she joined the staff as one of the office secretaries and in 2020 she also took on the role as assistant to the youth pastor. Sarah recently got married to her husband Cody in June 2022.

  • Jenny Wickey

    Administrative Assistant

    Jenny loves Lockwood and her church family. After having been involved as an active volunteer ever since she and her husband Michael joined LCC in 2017, she officially joined the staff in 2022. Jenny has traded in her German citizenship to become a citizen not only here but also of the Kingdom of God. 


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 and practice; 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.

2024 Elders: Jeff Justice, Kevin Looper, Tim Voss

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Deacons are servant leaders who have accepted major areas of ministry responsibility in the church. They are the church's ministers of mercy and attend to practical care needs within the church family.

2024 Deacons: Kevin Bowers, Seth Butters, Jason Hyska, John Lindsey, Dan Parker, Michael Wickey

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The Administrative Board serves as the coordination and communication arm of LCC by overseeing church operations and keeping the church family informed.

2024 Board Members: 

Jeanne Asher, Kevin Bowers, Scott Hadley, Jane Jones, Jeff Justice, Patrick Kelley, Rob Smith

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The Trustees exercise maintenance and oversight of the church property.

2024 Trustees: Dan Bjorkman, Dave Cranmer, Kim Moler, Patrick Kelley, Chuck Seiler

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