The Lake Church to hold first
service Easter Sunday
Dublin First Baptist Church has had the
vision to expand its reach for about 10
years. Easter Sunday, Rev. Cameron McGill
will see the church's vision become a
The Lake Church
will hold its first service at 8:32 a.m. at
the Venue at Regal Resort at White Lake.
"The reason for starting the service at 8:32
is because of John 8:32, which says, 'Ye
shall know the truth and the truth shall set
you free,'" McGill said. "We wanted folks to
understand that it was going to be a
Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church."
McGill will lead worship
services at both the Lake Church and Dublin
First Baptist on Sunday mornings.
"In essence, it's a second campus of Dublin
First Baptist Church," McGill said. "Through
the years, the Lord has blessed us, and
we've done some different things, but we
kind of came to point that we needed to be a
little more intentional in trying to reach
people who aren't going to church. What
better way than to go where they are?"
The new church has three
target groups in the White Lake area, says
McGill. Full-time residents within a 10 mile
radius, people who regularly spend time at
White Lake during the summer, and folks who
may vacation at White Lake for one week a
Another group is those who are
"de-churched," McGill said. "There's a new
term that I've learned. It's called
de-churched. I've heard un-churched. That's
people who don't go to church. But
de-churched is folks that once went to
church that maybe had a bad experience or
whatever, and they no longer go to church.
Those are the folks who seem to be asking
the most questions.
want it to be very clear that this is not a
place that we're going to try to start and
take people from other churches," McGill
said. "We're not saying, 'Hey, if you're not
happy at your church, why don't you come try
ours.' That's not our intent at all."
Church members have been
working on starting the Lake Church for
about a year.
vision for it actually began about 10 years
ago," McGill said. "There was not a place
that would work. We knew there was a need in
that area. We announced it to (Dublin First
Baptist) church (members) last summer, and
the church voted to approve."
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