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Todd Dorsey

Senior Pastor

Todd is the Senior Pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church, Lakeland, FL. Before coming to LBC, he served as the Lead Pastor at South Harriman Baptist Church in Harriman, Tennessee. He also served as Associate Pastor for Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was the featured speaker for Tuesday Prime, a mid-week singles gathering in the Jackson Metro area. Also, Todd served as the Single Adult Pastor for the late Dr. Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Todd’s passion is all about communicating God’s Word to this generation. God has gifted him to be able to communicate cross generationally to teens and senior adults alike and everywhere in between. Whether he is speaking on marriage, or on the gift of singleness, Todd communicates the timeless message of hope, and the transforming love of Christ to all audiences.

He is a veteran speaker at conferences, retreats, churches, as well as conducting training seminars for local churches that are looking to start or re-infuse a singles’ ministry.

Todd is a graduate of Liberty University and holds a master’s degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Todd and his wife, Mary, live in Lakeland, Florida, with their three children: Madison, Chandler, and Ethan.


Cindy Cleveland

Worship Leader

Cindy Cleveland, along with her husband Casey, have had the priviledge of leading countless people before the thorne of Grace through the tool of praise and worship. The piano and guitar duo use their instruments and voices to inspire participants to worship the Father in spirit and in truth. As God the Father is worshipped and Jesus is glorified, the presence of the Holy Spirit is evident through lives that haven touched, healed and delievered. Cindy and Casey have been cross-denominational worship leaders for almost 20 years here in Florida.

Like you, Cindy and Casey desire to do their part to make this world a better place. Although their story includes various health, financial challenges and losses, they share the hope and peace they have found in Jesus Christ by speaking at retreats, church services and ministry events.

Their biggest blessings reside at home: 4 young boisterous boys! Their daughter Selah has already preceeded them into Heaven.

As Cindy and Casey speak and lead worship, their prayer comes from Romans 15:13, "May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing . . . that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope."


Janet Graham

Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

Jan was raised in a Christian home and at age 7 she gave her heart and life to Christ. Her love and passion for Christ has carried over in serving Him in many capacities in the local church. Currently, Jan serves as a substitute teacher for her ladies LifeGroup and leads a bi-monthly ladies accountability group, who together are journeying through the Bible in its entirety.

Jan and her husband Jim came to Lakeside as “visitors", but it did not take long for her to move from volunteering time to becoming the Administrative Assistant to our Senior Pastor, Todd Dorsey. Jan brings a variety of skill sets to Lakeside. Most of these skill sets come in the way of business experience, specifically, administration and finance. Jan ran an international auto parts business that sent auto parts world wide. She became well versed in international business protocol. Jan and her husband Jim were entrepreneurs having owned two businesses. Jan claims they were sweet businesses and that they were always rolling in dough . . . they owned an ice cream shop and a donut shop!

Jan and Jim have two adult children and 6 grandchildren. She collects English teapots and teacups, makes quilts and loves to read!


Mary Dorsey

Business Mangaer

Mary was born in Romania, where much of her early life was spent under the oppression of communism. Along with her family, Mary understands the value of religious freedom having grown up under the tyranny of a government that outlawed God. At the age of 23 she moved to the United States. While furthering her education at Liberty University she met Todd. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business and her Master’s degree in Business Administration. Before coming to Lakeside, Mary worked at Liberty University in the Financial Aid Department. She has developed many skill-sets over the years including finance, human resource and administrative business affairs, both at the university level as well as within the church. Mary serves as Lakeside's Business Manager. She and Pastor Todd married in 1997 and they have three fun loving children, Madi, Chandler and Ethan. Mary enjoys spending time with her family, investing in each of them and raising her children.


Brandon Smith

Interim Youth Director

Brandon is the Intern Youth Director at Lakeside Baptist church. Brandon was raised in Lakeland, Florida and has attended Lakeside since 2008. Brandon is currently a student at Liberty University where he is working to complete his undergraduate degree in Church Ministries with a concentration in Youth Ministry. Brandon has a deep passion for youth ministry with a strong emphasis on seeing students grow in their walk with Christ. It is his desire to clearly present the gospel and bring challenging messages that draw students to review where they are in relationship to Christ. Brandon envelops his passion for connecting students with Christ in an environment that can only be described as a “blast”! Games, events camps, worship are all part of the Ignite Student Ministry experience. This is a ministry where you can connect, have fun and grow! Come by and check us out!


Bella Vitello

Assitant Director of Children's Ministries

Isabella is the Assistant director of Children's Ministries and a member of our Worship Team here at Lakeside. Bella is currently working on her degree in Children, Youth and Family Ministries at Southeastern University. Bella was raised in Orlando, Florida and is a graduate of The First Academy High school. Bella is a sports enthusiast, and played 4 years of high school basketball as well as flag football. She was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a “Huddle Leader”. Bella's life verse is Colossians 3:17, "Whatever you do whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through Him”. Bella is passionate about working with our children and singing in our worship team. Bella is grateful to be a part of the Lakeside family.


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