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Our Team

Our Team

Chris and Emeric

Our Lead Pastors Chris and Emeric Martinez are both from the East Coast but moved to South Carolina in response to God’s voice in 2015. They and their five children do their best to follow Jesus and have a relationship with God through Him. They hope to reflect Jesus and the undeserved love that He’s lavished on their family. They are currently working to respond to the needs around Lake Murray in Lexington and Irmo. Their hope is to have a church where people can fall in love with Jesus, find a church family, live in freedom, and make a difference in their God-given purpose.

Chris is a bivocational pastor with graduate degrees in education and religion. He likes to workout, read, and play with his kids. He writes blogs, helps people find Jesus, and tries to stay out of trouble.

Emeric has her hands full with their five children, but when she has free time she likes creating things, and spending time with friends and family. She loves the outdoors and also enjoys exercising. She has graduated from ministry school, loves to worship God, and has a heart for women.


Jonathan and Jessie

Jessie is the Kidside Director at Lakeside Church. She has an education degree, as well as a background in public education and tutoring. She has also previously run a small Children’s Ministry in a former church in Missouri. She values building relationships with children as a means to show them the love of Christ 

Jonathan is the YouthSide Director at Lakeside Church. He has a passion for seeing transformation in the rising generation and strives to use his work as an IT specialist in a local high school as a grounds to minister to local youth who may never walk into a church service.


Caleb and Alaina

Caleb Wimberly is the Assistant Pastor of Lakeside Church. He has had a long time passion for scriptural study and meditation, and in leading the people of God in a deeper understanding of the word of God and closer relationship with His son Jesus Christ. He is a graduate from Columbia International University with a BS in Bible and a Masters of Divinity in Ministry leadership. His desire is to see the people of Lakeside Church grow in a deeper Christian worldview as they grow in a greater knowledge of the word and a more intimate relationship with the Lord. He runs a local martial arts and family safety business.

His wife Alaina serves the church through the hospitality ministry and is enjoying being a new mother to their son Calvin. She has a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.She works for a law firm in the columbia area, and hopes to help Caleb with his business. She has a long term passion for missions to the middle east and has been involved with missions trips to Jordan.