Senior Pastor, Dean Johnson

My parents were both from a little town in the thumb of Michigan named Port Hope. In the late 1950’s, after they were married, they moved to California. Everyone was moving to California, the land of opportunity! My brother and I were born there. We were what I’d call “nominal Lutherans.” If you asked us what church we were a part of, we would have said the Lutheran Church, but we only went on Easter and Christmas Eve. Well, when I was 5, my parents gave up on the California dream and moved back to Michigan. We moved to Berkley, the suburb north of Detroit, where my dad got a job as a fireman.  More…  

 

 
 
 

Pastor of Student Ministries, Joshua Haynes

Joshua and his wife, Beth, and two boys, Andrew and Caleb, came to Lake Pointe Bible Church in June 2011. Beth, the daughter of Graham and Mary Martin, grew up at Lake Pointe and spent her summers at Upper Peninsula Bible Camp where her father served as camp director. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 2001. Joshua grew up in north Alabama. He and Beth met at Wheaton College from which they both graduated in 2005.
 
Joshua and Beth married the summer after graduating. They spent the next six years in Alabama where Beth taught art and Spanish in both public and private school settings before becoming a mother. Joshua worked as a carpenter until 2007 when they started a small organic farm selling vegetables and meats they raised to local customers. Before coming to Lake Pointe in 2011, Joshua also worked as a school administrator and administrative assistant at their church. Joshua is responsible for all students from grades 6 through 12. Cell: 734-855-9490 Email: joshuabhaynes@gmail.com facebook.com/joshuabhaynes  
 

Secretary/Receptionist, Elaine Machovec

Elaine Machovec grew up in Plymouth Township and graduated from Canton High School. Then she went to Eastern Michigan University where she was involved with Campus Crusade for Christ as a student. She married Rusty in 1990 and they adopted 2 children, Nina and Dima. Rusty passed away in 2021. Currently Elaine is serving as Lake Pointe’s interim secretary/receptionist.
 
Elaine likes to knit, read, walk, cross country ski, snorkel and visit with friends. One of her favorite verses is Psalm 46:10, which is: “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'”

 

Summer Intern, Grant Mayer

Grant Mayer grew up in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and has attended Lake Pointe from birth. He graduated from Canton Preparatory High School in 2020 and will be a junior at Eastern Michigan University, where he studies computer science. Grant really enjoys being active in sports, especially ultimate frisbee and parkour. Grant is currently involved in the middle school youth group ministry as well as Lake Pointe’s audio and visual team. Starting in the summer of 2022, Grant became the head scheduler of the audio and visual team. Grant is currently working as LPBC’s summer intern where he will continue to become more integrated with the ministries that LPBC provides.