Our Ministers

Todd Gentry


This is Todd's second time to be the Lead minister at Lakeside.  Todd and Debbie originally planted the church in 1997 and served for 10 years. During those years, Debbie started and directed Little Hearts School, an outreach that continue to serves the little hearts of the Mansfield community. They return to Lakeside after 15 years of ministry in Searcy, Arkansas as campus ministers. Todd and Debbie are passionate about being disciples that make and grow disciples.  They are creative and energetic living out their passion serving the Lord.   Todd has been in full time ministry for nearly 40 years.

Todd holds two degrees from Harding University and one from Abeline Christian.

Todd and Debbie have four grown sons with families, Chase & Kelsie, Tyler & Jackie, Hunter & Courtney and Carson& Carlee. They currently have 7 grandchildren.  

Ethan Ward


Ethan is our Youth and Family Minister.  He has a long history with Camp Deer Run in east Texas.  Ethan is a graduate of Harding University.