Lead Pastor: Jeff Gates
Pastor Jeff joined the Lakeview Heights Pastoral Team in January of 2021. He grew up in Michigan, completed his MDiv from Denver Seminary and served as youth pastor in Chilliwack for nearly two decades.
He is married to Cheryl and they are the proud parents of two teenage boys, Jack and Gabe.
Pastor of Worship and Fellowship: Kevin Bessey
Pastor Kevin began ministry at Lakeview in January of 2008. He was born and raised in Carstairs, Alberta and is a graduate of Briercrest Bible College (BA, Church Music). Kevin leads our worship teams as they lead us in worship each week. He is also gifted at instructing others to use their musical gifts in their various forms. Kevin also has responsibilities in the Fellowship area of our church and loves to see people involved in small groups of various kinds and age groups from families to seniors. Kevin is married to Alanna and they have three special little boys named, Titus Carter and Emerson, and a beautiful daughter Kairis.
Pastor of Student Ministries: Chris Miller
Pastor Chris began ministry at Lakeview in June of 2008. He was born and raised near Parksville, British Columbia and is a graduate of Northwest Baptist College. Chris understands and cares about youth of all ages. Chris is married to Sheena and they have three sweet children, Makiah, Ezra and Joella.
Administrative Assistant: Ursula Pidgeon
Ursula and her husband Don have made LHBC their church home since moving from Ontario in 2010. She serves on the worship team, and since April 2020, is the face you’ll probably see when entering the church office. Ursula is also a professional musician, piano/composition teacher and songwriter, a lover of wilderness and kayaking. Ursula and Don have two grown children, Matt and Kristen (Craig) and baby granddaughter Margaret.