What Mary Loves about Lakeland

It’s not uncommon to hear our community mention the unique, fun elements that make Lakeland home. From Star Wars references to our worship team’s incredible rendition of “Africa” by Toto, we’ve heard many incredible stories over the years. But as we chat with Mary...

Getting to Know Mary

It’s fitting that Mary Holeman is our March Lakeland story. On our interview day, she brings spring into the Lakeland lobby with an emerald green tunic, sparkly netted shawl and green socks with pink flamingos. With a soft green nail polish and red lips that...

Bring a Broken Crayon Brings Joy

William Howard is sharing the shocking and yet joyful trip he took to Haiti in 2014 with other members of Lakeland. “The first night we were in Haiti they said ‘don’t drink the water.’” He makes a face. “And I stuck my toothbrush under the water and had to brush my...

Joy in Times of Nothing

We’re sitting with William Howard in the Lakeland lobby. William is a familiar face at Lakeland with his service to the Kiosk team. But those aren’t the only ways William has stayed involved. Almost every year, a team from Lakeland partners with others from around the...

Lakeland’s Movie Theater Past

We’re sitting down with William Howard for our My Story interview. William relaxes on the leather sofas with Pastor Marta. While we loved learning about William’s beautiful family and his passion for music, we switch over to a deeper topic: struggling with faith. When...

Getting to know William

To kick off our interview, Pastor Marta asks William to share a little about himself and his history regarding his faith. William leans forward, his voice deep and tinged with humbleness. “I grew up in church. My mom was the church organist and pianist. My father was...