Paul & Deidre Tindall

Lead Pastors

Pastor Paul and his family are our Lead Pastors here at The Lake.

Our vision for The Lake in 2024 is to REACH our community. 

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Paul  Tindall

Lead Pastor

Pastor Paul was the Lead Pastor at Awakening Church of God in Springfield, Missouri, for six years.  He is a District Overseer for Michigan Church of God. He is passionate about reaching Battle Creek and the surrounding areas for the Kingdom of Heaven. He loves to preach Biblical truths and wants you to laugh at his Dad jokes.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Deidre Tindall

Women's Ministry Leader & Worship Team

Deidre heads our Ladies' Ministries and leads our worship vocal team. She is passionate about women knowing the love of Jesus and freedom from chains that hold them back from a relationship with Him. She loves fiercely and believes in the power of worshiping our Savior with song and dance. She loves to cultivate the gifts God has given to women and the vocal team.

Philippians 4:6 NKJV
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Justin Candela

Student Ministries Pastor

Justin is our Youth Ministries Pastor.
He has been active in ministry since 2006. The Candela family came to The Lake in 2017.

At his previous church, he was the Youth Band director before he transitioned into the Youth Pastor role. He believes in investing in the gifts and talents of the Youth to equip them to serve and bring God honor and glory.

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Danielle Harvey

Children's  Pastor & Media

Danielle Harvey is our Children's Pastor.
She spent five years as a first-grade teacher in the Tennessee public school system before becoming the Children's Pastor here at The Lake.

She believes in creating a space where the next generation can learn and discover the truth of the Bible through fun, hands-on, engaging lessons and worship. Her passion is for all children to come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and continue to deepen their understanding and relationship with Him throughout their lives.

Hebrews 11:1
 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Eli Gray

Young Adult Leader & Production 

Eli Gray is our Young Adult Leader. He believes in building up and encouraging the Young Adults to be church leaders and serve joyfully. He is excited about the future of the ministry here at Dexter Lake Church.  

Philippians 4:13 NKJV
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Erin Candela

Office Administrator

Justin and I have been ministry partners since 2006.  We came to Dexter Lake in 2017 and have come to know this church as home.  My spiritual gifts of administration and helps and my creative mind allow me to think outside the box and help our wonderful team.  

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Tony Barger

Administrative Pastor

His ministry passion is Stewardship—of our time, talent, treasure, and testimony. He believes that Stewardship is accomplished in service. As Jesus did, we’re here to serve God and others.

Ironically, before serving in his current role as Administrative Pastor, Tony had a career at the Kellogg Company in Engineering, having received his degree from the University of Michigan. He desires to use his gifts in serving our church and community.

Mark 12:30-31
You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.