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Pastoral Staff

Steve Jussely

Dr. Steve Jussely Senior Pastor

Steve Jussely was born in Decatur, GA, but is a naturalized citizen of Mississippi. The son of a preacher-man, he moved to Hattiesburg in ’58.

Rev. John Duke Assistant Pastor

John was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up in the Piney Woods of East Texas (out in the country). He far prefers trees to dust!

John Revell Youth & Family Minister

John Revell is from Dallas, TX. He has been married to his wife Hannah since May of 2015. They have a young son, Ethan. John received his degree in History from Oklahoma State University and graduated from RTS-Jackson and ordained in 2020.

Ministry Staff

Ellen Ellis Youth Ministry Assistant

Ellen has lived in Rankin County for most of her life. She and her husband Jason have been married since 2013. She graduated from MS State (bachelors) & William Carey (masters).

Tammy Davis

Tammy Davis Directory of Children’s Ministry

Tammy Davis has been the Director of Lakeland’s Children’s Ministry since 2003. She was born in Kosciusko, MS, but moved to the Rankin County area at the age of five.

Megan Rowan Choral Director

Megan is a collaborative pianist and music director originally from Memphis, TN. She and her husband, Jacob, live in Jackson with their daughter, Juniper.

Ashley Jordan Education Ministry Assistant

Ashley was born in Flowood, MS. She has lived in the Jackson area her whole life and graduated from Belhaven University with a major in Biblical Studies in 2019.

Office Staff

Rebecca Reynolds Church Administrator

Rebecca was born in Jackson, MS. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 2010 and then attended Holmes Community College, where she played soccer for 2 years.  In 2016 she graduated from Mississippi State University with a BSIS degree with concentrations in Psychology, Art, and Business. Rebecca and her husband, Palmer, live in Ridgeland … Read more

Deidra Tate Bookkeeper

Deidra grew up in south Mississippi, where she spent time on the Gulf Coast learning to love any kind of seafood and Barq’s Root Beer. She has been the bookkeeper at LPC since 2007. Deidra has two grown children and four grandsons.