Lakeshore Assembly of God began in 1970. The founding pastor—James Yeary—met under the trees of a home in Perry with 13 other people. They did this all summer long without weather interruption. Eventually, a building in Mentor became the church's new home. In the course of 10 years, it developed into the building it is now.
On September 8, 1991, James Porostosky was made the new senior Pastor.
Since then, the church has further expanded in its mission to reach thousands for Jesus Christ. Our church is a true loving family, active in the community, and supports more than 27 missionaries locally and across the world.
Pastor's goals can be summed up in our mission statement:
"Lakeshore Assembly of God, Mentor, is a Bible-based, Spirit-filled fellowship dedicated to the worship of a Sovereign and Holy God; the preaching of the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ; and the discipleship and involvement of every member into Christian service and witness to our community and world."
Lakeshore Assembly of God: where everybody is somebody, and Jesus Christ is Lord!
Pastor Jim and Lisa have served Lakeshore Assembly of God since the 1970s. Click the link right below to read their story.
Pastor Craig and Diana have been at Lakeshore Assembly of God since the 1990s. Click the link below to read their story.
Lisa is in charge of the administration of our mid-sized church which serves nursery children to adults. She also communicates information to other branches of church administration—from our many publications to weekly and monthly scheduling and tracking of events. Her many years of service and experience make her the go-to person people can come to with questions. Lisa will either be able to directly give you the information you seek, or point you in the right direction to get your answers!
Pastor Patty has been faithful and tireless in her dedication to working for God with our youth, as well as being our music worship leader.