our passion and purpose

Started by Laurel Baptist Church in Charlotte, Lakeside Bible Church is committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the people living in the Lake Norman area. We believe that the Bible is God's revelation of Himself to mankind, and it is the source of everything we believe and practice. In its pages we learn of God's purpose in creating us, the devastation that sin has on our relationship with Him, and the forgiveness that He provides to anyone that will trust in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our passion is to faithfully study the truths of Scripture, love and obey the God the Scriptures reveal, and share His message with as many people as possible. Click here for more information on what we believe.

We are also passionate about loving people and desire to cultivate a culture of compassion and love through our church. We don't just believe the gospel, we want to live the gospel by demonstrating kindness, forgiveness, and grace. At Lakeside Bible Church, you will find a community of people that genuinely care about you, and we endeavor to take that spirit of Christ-like love beyond our walls and into the community in which God has blessed us to live.   

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." -1 John 3:18

Senior Pastor - Jared Blankenship

Jared and Julie were married in 2009 and have two beautiful daughters, Ashlynn and Harper. Before helping start Lakeside Bible Church, Jared spent 10 years as an assistant pastor at Laurel Baptist Church in Charlotte where he developed a passion for preaching the Bible.