At Lakewood, we gather together throughout the week in both large and small groups, but our largest gatherings take place on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sundays – 9:30am & 11am
Wednesdays – 6pm

2235 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30501


We invite anyone and everyone to attend our Sunday gatherings as we celebrate God in song, scripture, Lord's Supper and prayer.

What are the Sunday morning service times?

We have two distinctly different Sunday morning worship environments every week.

Traditional Style Worship | 9:30am | ONLINEMore Info

Contemporary Style Worship | 11am | ONLINEMore Info



What do I wear?

At Lakewood, you will find a variety of dress styles. There are many people who like to dress up, and there are many who like to be more casual in their dress. You will see nice suits all the way to jeans. So, we would encourage you to dress as you are used to in other churches or whatever makes you comfortable.

Where do I park?

We have plenty of places to park, and we have signs at each of our entrances with directions to our venues and buildings around campus, so you can make sure you’re in the right place. We have handicap parking, visitor parking, senior adult parking (SAP), and First Impressions Volunteers on golf carts driving around, if you need a lift to and from your vehicle on Sundays.

What do I do when I get there?

You will be welcomed at the doors by Greeters, feel free to ask directions or where the Information Centers are located. There you will receive a welcome gift and information pertinent for you and your family. You can also get assistance finding the service or class you want to attend. Welcome to Lakewood!

Where do I take my kids?

Our children’s ministry, Kids Cove, welcomes kids of all ages throughout the year, and focuses on teaching Bible truths, concepts and stories. For more info on specific times and locations for each age group:


Where do my teenagers go?

Our student ministry, Fusion, exists to help students live for God, love the church and lead others to Christ. On Sunday mornings, we meet for Fusion Groups from 9:30-10:30am in The Lodge. Students are divided by grade and gender and meet with adult leaders to connect deeper with God and one another through Bible study, prayer and fellowship.


How do I get plugged in to the church?

We regularly offer our Discover Class led by our Senior Pastor, Dr. Smiley, for anyone that is interested in learning about who we are and where we are going as a church. In Discover Class, we provide free lunch and childcare, and you will learn our vision, core values, beliefs, and structure. At the end of class, you will be given the opportunity to become a member of Lakewood.


How do I join a Sunday morning small group or bible study?

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in a Sunday morning group, and they meet all across our campus at the following times:

  • 8:15am
  • 9:30am
  • 11:00am

Here is a list of our current Sunday morning groups: Current Group List.



Wednesday Night Activities will start back August 10


Starts back August 10

Our Kids Ministry will start back on Wednesday nights August 10 from 6:00-7:30 (check-in begins at 5:45). All Preschool and Grade School Kids are invited to join us for a fun night of games, friends and learning from God’s Word together. We’ll begin with FREE PIZZA for everyone so if your kids don’t eat pizza, please feed them ahead of time or bring them something else for dinner.
>>Parents are also invited to join us for our Kids Ministry Parent Connection that evening starting at 6:15.<<



Starts back August 10

Our Fusion Kick-Off is on Wednesday August 10 from 6:30-8:00 (doors open at 5:30 for check-in, games and food). Fusion is a midweek worship service for all middle and high school students that includes worship with our fusion band, a relevant message from God’s Word and small groups. On this first night back, we’ll have FREE DOGS AND BURGERS for everyone.


Adult Groups and Studies

Finish Well | Starts 8/17 | REGISTER
How we start in life is important. Athletic races are often won and lost at the starting blocks. But, even more important than a good start is a great finish. But how do we do it? How do you and I best train and prepare to run the marathon of life well? How do we FINISH WELL? Join Scott & Dawn Smith in the Fellowship Hall at 6:15 for 5 weeks to learn the 10 characteristics of those who FINISH WELL.

Financial Freedom | Starts 9/21 | REGISTER
Scott Smith will lead a group through It’s a New Day for Financial Freedom at 6:15 on Wednesdays. Located in room 108-109. Contact Emily Lavender for more information.

The Love Letters of John | Starts 9/21 | REGISTER
This 5 week study, led by Don Ormsbee, will be through the books of 1, 2 & 3 John. Located in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Don Ormsbee for more information.

Habits of the Household | Starts 9/21 | REGISTER
This parenting study is led by Next Generation Pastor, Jamie Willis, and his wife, Joy. Located in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Jamie Willis for more information.

Reading C.S. Lewis | Starts 11/2 | REGISTER
This study is led by Elizabeth Ormsbee and will meet for 4 weeks. Located in room 101. Contact Elizabeth Ormsbee for more information.

On Guard | Starts 9/7 | REGISTER
This apologetics study through William Lane Craig’s On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason & Precision is led by Mike Casey and will meet for 10 weeks. Located in room 132. Contact Emily Lavender for more information.


Crosspoint Choir

If you’ve ever wanted to join a choir whose sole purpose is praising God and enjoying the company of likeminded people, Crosspoint Worship Choir could be a perfect fit for you. Talent in the Crosspoint Choir ranges from novice voices to professionally trained singers. But the one thing they all have in common is their love of music and a willingness to serve by becoming part of this group.


Divorce Care & DC4K

DivorceCare & DC4K
DivorceCare is a Christ-centered 13 week support group for men and women to help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. New Divorce Care groups launch every January and August.

Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K) is a Christ-centered 13-week support group for children age 5–12 years of age to help them cope with the devastating experience of divorce.

The class will begin August 17. Adults will meet in Room 111 and kids will meet in Room 110 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Fee is $20. Contact Stacey Reece for more information.

Adoption & Foster Care Bible Study

Adoption/Foster Care Bible Study

All adoptive and foster care parents are invited to a time of fellowship, community and Bible study Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 pm in room 208. For more information contact Tanna Roush.

Campus Map

Campus Map

Use this map to know where to park and which entrance to use when you get here.