Who we are
Pastor Mike and his family moved to North Myrtle Beach in January of 2016 after being unanimously voted in as pastor of LBC. The Craigs moved from Louisville, KY where Mike received his M.Div and served as the Dir. of Advancement Operations for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike and Emily have been married for 14 years and have four children – Aliza, Addie, Tytus and Norah. They are also foster parents. One of their favorite family pastimes is a sunset walk on the beach. Mike's passion is to see people's minds filled with great thoughts of God, hearts stirred with great love for God, and lives lived in full obedience to God.
Pastor Jonathan joined the Lakeside team as the Associate Pastor in January 2018. He oversees the various ministries of LBC. He loves to study and teach God's word, and see others grow in their walk with Jesus. He received his M.Div from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, and previously served as the Senior Pastoral Assistant at Oakhurst Baptist Church, a church replant in Charlotte, NC. Prior to this, he interned and served on the Leadership Team at New City Milledgeville, a church plant in Milledgeville, GA. Jonathan is married to Amanda and they have three sons, Cobb, Nolan, and Easton.
Andrew joined our staff in January 2022 after finishing his pastoral residency at Trinity Baptist Church in Franklin, TN. He also received his M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. Andrew loves to help people of all ages discover the beauty and truth of God’s Word and grow in their love for him. He is married to his best friend, Tessa, and they have two sons, Will and Ben. They love to explore new places, books, music, and food together!
Pastoral Apprentice of Youth and Children
Dana joined our staff in August 2019 with many years of experience in church office settings and financial services. She and her husband, Tim, have been in ministry for almost 30 years and Tim is a Pastor at a church in Little River. Dana And Tim have two sons, Garrett and Zachariah, who both lead worship in church. Dana enjoys everyday living in her vacation spot, ethnic cooking, international mission trips, working with All Nations Cafe J1 Visa Students, and her most treasured - family time.