Steve Kreloff - Pastor/Teacher & Elder
Steve Kreloff is the pastor/teacher at Lakeside Community Chapel in Clearwater, Florida. He has been on staff at Lakeside since 1976, serving as pastor since 1981. The emphasis of his ministry is the verse by verse teaching of Word of God.
Steve is a Jewish Christian, who, while a student at the University of South Florida, received Jesus as Messiah, Lord, and Savior. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. Pastor Kreloff is also a graduate of the Tampa Bay Theological Seminary, which later became Dallas Theological Seminary’s Tampa extension campus.
He has been a contributing writer for the magazine Israel My Glory, and has written for other magazines including Masterpiece and Tabl
Steve serves on the Board of Aurora Ministries. He is the teacher for Verse by Verse Ministries, Lakeside's radio ministry.
He and his wife, Michele, have three children and thirteen grandchildren who all attend Lakeside Community Chapel. Steve and Michele have also ministered extensively to correctional chaplains through seminars across the country.
Joe Trofemuk- Administrative Pastor & Elder
Joe Trofemuk is the Administrative Pastor at Lakeside Community Chapel. He assumed the responsibilities of the position on July 1, 2007. As the Administrative Pastor, Joe has oversight over the various ministries of the church. He also teaches and shepherds the FaithBuilders adult Sunday school class.
Joe attended Florida State University, earning an Associate of Arts Degree. Thereafter he earned Bachelor of Science in Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from Western State University College of Law in San Diego, CA. Joe began studies at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA in 2000, graduating in 2004 with a Masters of Divinity degree. Prior to entering the full-time ministry at Lakeside, Joe was a practicing attorney in California for over 14 years.
Joe has been married to his wife Debbie since 1992, and they have three daughters and two sons-in-law: Rachel (Nathan), Heather (Alex), and Christine.
Spencer King - Student Ministries Pastor & Elder
Spencer King is the Youth Pastor at Lakeside Community Chapel. He has been on staff at Lakeside since 1997. In addition to serving as Youth Pastor, Spencer also serves as School Pastor at Lakeside Christian School.
Spencer, originally from Southern California, attended The Master’s College receiving a B.A. degree in Communication. He later graduated from The Master’s Seminary with a Master’s degree in Divinity. While attending college and seminary, he served in the children’s ministry and later in the youth ministry at Grace Community Church under Pastor John MacArthur in Sun Valley, California before coming to Lakeside.
Spencer came to know Christ as a freshman in high school and has worked with teenagers and children for over twenty years. His heart is for the growth and discipleship of the youth for Christ. Along with his staff, the emphasis of the youth ministries he leads at Lakeside Community Chapel and at Lakeside Christian School is to make sure that every aspect of the ministry to the youth and their parents reflects and exemplifies God’s glory, majesty, and excellence.
Jason Bruns - Associate Pastor & Elder
Jason came to minister at Lakeside Christian School in the fall of 2004. After having the privilege to serve there for almost ten years, he moved to the church to become one of the staff pastors in the summer of 2013.
He received his bachelor's degree from Clearwater Christian College in 2004 and his master's degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2019. His primary responsibilities at Lakeside include overseeing the church's missions program as well as the children's ministry.
Jason and his wife Stephanie were married in 2004 and they have two children, Ethan and Amelia.
Joel Purcell - Worship Pastor & Elder
Joel came on staff at Lakeside in July of 2009 as the Music Minister and in 2015 he was ordained as the Worship Pastor. His main responsibilities involve leading and shepherding all music ministries including the adult choir, children’s choirs, orchestra, and worship team. He also oversees the A/V ministry alongside his good friend and deacon, Danny Nichols. His passion is to lead believers of all ages in the worship of Jesus Christ and to share Christ to the lost through music.
Joel graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Music with an emphasis in voice. Before that, he was actively involved in music and theater as a child and teenager in his home area of Seattle, Washington.
Joel and his wife Nicole met in college and have been married since 2008. They have two daughters, Emma Lou and Maria.
Jack Jenkins - Shepherding Pastor & Elder
Jack Jenkins is the Shepherding Pastor at Lakeside Community Chapel. Jack served as the Administrative Pastor at Lakeside from 1996-2007. He spent 12 years as the Pastor/ Teacher of a church in the Orlando area and as of May of 2019 he rejoined Lakeside's pastoral staff as a Shepherding Pastor.
Jack attended Liberty University, receiving a B.S. degree in Pastoral Ministry. He also attended Trinity Theological Seminary. While majoring in Pastoral Ministry, Jack minored in Christian education.
From 1992-1996, Jack was a missionary pastor with Village Missions, pastoring churches in Kinderhook, Michigan and Redding, California. The emphasis of his ministry was to provide full-time spiritual leadership to churches who, because of financial restraints or because of a lack of leadership, could not otherwise support a full-time pastor. While with Village Missions, Jack was on staff at Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan. As part of the chaplain's staff he ministered to inmates through Bible studies and Sunday services.
Jack has been married to his wife Gayle for over 40 years. They have three children and ten grandchildren.
Bruce Mills - Executive Director of Verse by Verse Ministries & Elder
A Florida native, Bruce and his wife Marcia both grew up in Pinellas County and first came to Lakeside shortly after their marriage in 1976. He began serving the church as an elder in 1983. Bruce spent over 38 years working as a law enforcement officer in two local police agencies. While working, he also attended Dallas Theological Seminary’s Tampa extension, graduating in December 1999 with his Master of Arts degree in Bible Studies.
Bruce serves as the pastor of the Fellowship Class, one of our adult Sunday School fellowships, a class he has taught continuously since 1980. Since retiring from law enforcement in October 2012, he has also taken on the responsibility of serving as the executive director of Verse by Verse Ministries, Lakeside’s radio ministry featuring Pastor Kreloff’s Bible teaching. Bruce and Marcia have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Jim Jensen - Administrator for Lakeside Christian School & Elder
Jim serves both as an Elder/ Pastor for Lakeside Community Chapel but also serves as the Administrator for Lakeside Christian School.
Jim earned a B.A. in Business and a minor in Accounting from the University of Puget Sound and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University. After 25 years Jim followed the Lord's calling to leave the business world to enter full-time ministry as the head Administrator of LCS. He has been serving in this role since April of 2004.
Jim and his wife Carla have two daughters and five grandchildren.
David Jenkins - Elder
David Jenkins has been serving on the Elder Board at Lakeside since 2017. His ministry responsibilities include overseeing the ABLE Ministry, teaching in the Homebuilders class, and leading the Monday night Men's Bible Study. He received his B.S. in Business Marketing from Liberty University in 2008, and upon completion moved back to the Clearwater area. David and his wife Jayme were married in 2007, and they have three children, Elijah, Emery, and Eila.
Robert Fraire - Elder
Robert Fraire has been a member of Lakeside Chapel since 2002 and served as a Deacon before being called to serve on the Elder Board in 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from The United States Military Academy and served in the Army and then in the business world in the technical consulting arena. Robert leads the baptism classes, supervises AWANA and often teaches Bible classes for every age range (5 years old through Seniors).
He is married to Jenni and they have 3 children Robert (Bobby), Madeline, and Ben. The family is very involved in the music ministry as well as in several other ministries throughout the church.
Rigg White - Elder
Rigg White came to Lakeside Community Chapel in the summer of 1999 with his wife and daughter to pastor the college ministry for the next 10 years. Rigg is currently on the boards of Lakeside Community Chapel, Verse by Verse Ministries, and Lakeside Christian School. He is also the the chairman of the elder board of Lakeside Community Chapel. A few years after coming to Florida his son joined his family from California. Prior to coming to Lakeside, he and his family attended and served at Grace Community Church in Panorama City, CA. While there they served in the High School and College Ministries.
Rigg and wife Jeanne serve together at Lakeside. While in Florida their family has grown with their children marrying and they now have 4 grandchildren.
Ben Kreloff - Elder
Ben grew up in Pinellas County and has attended Lakeside since he was a child. He earned a B.S. in Business Management and a minor in Bible from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. After returning from college, Ben became involved in serving at Lakeside where he soon became a Deacon and then in 2006 was asked to serve on the elder board.
His ministry responsibilities first and foremost are to Shepherd and lead his wife Danielle and their six children. Ben also teaches and shepherds the adult Home Builders Sunday School class. Vocationally, Ben works as a commercial real estate broker.
Mike Mitchell - Elder
Mike began serving as an Elder in January of 2022 He and his wife Teri came to Lakeside Community Chapel in 2003 after moving from Kentucky. They have been married 42 years and have three children and 5 grandchildren. Mike owned and operated a kitchen and bath remodeling company before retiring to devote more time to ministry. He is currently involved in the Teaching, Shepherding, Welcome and Visitor center, and Biblical Counseling Ministries.
Oliver Smith - Elder
Oliver came to Lakeside as a teenager, along with his family, in 2004. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Clearwater Christian College in December of 2012. Since early 2013, he has been working at Lakeside Christian School as the High School Bible teacher. He received his MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2021. He joined the Elder board at Lakeside in 2024.
His primary responsibilities at the church include overseeing the widow's ministry, overseeing the community groups, leading the community fellowship Sunday school classes, and working alongside Jack Jenkins in the shepherding ministry.
He has been married to Olivia since July 2013. He and his wife have four beautiful children: Miriam, Penny, Haddie, and Carver.