Elders

 "An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife,  and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious.  A church leader is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.  Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life.  He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong."  Titus 1:6-9

  • Gary hinshaw- Elder Chair

    I was raised in the small town of Oakdale in the central valley.  I grew up with the support of a strong family environment, but without a Christian foundation.  In junior high my best friend invited me to his family church.  I could feel the Lord tugging me but neither my friend or I could fully understand what it meant walk with the Lord and eventually fell away from our commitment.  When I think about that time in my life, I am reminded about a verse my father-in-law would quote, John 15:16 “You did not choose me, I chose you...”  He would always say that the Lord may let you wonder for a time, but eventually He will bring you back to Him. The Lord brought Alicia and her nine year old daughter Amy into my life in 1990.  As our relationship grew so did our commitment and walk with the Lord.  We became best friends and partners for life.  I was saved in 1993 and baptized in 1994 at Big Valley Grace in Modesto.  We both served in various capacities with our church. We were married in 1994 and purchased a small almond farm in addition to our regular jobs.  In 2010 we sold our farm and moved to Modesto to be closer to and care for Alicia’s aging parents. After moving to Lake Almanor in 2013, we explored a few churches and then decided to try Lake Almanor Community Church.  As we entered LACC, Pastor Ken was the first handshake and greeting of many.  We felt a warmth and sense of family immediately.  Following a great time of worship, we started home, looked at each other and said we have found our church home.  These past two years have gone by so fast and we have become so close to many that we refer to everyone as family members.  

    We look forward to what God has planned for Lake Almanor Community Church and for our ability to serve.  I am truly honored and humbled for the opportunity to serve as an Elder at LACC.

  • Dan foos- Vice Chair

    I grew up in a loving family with strong moral and ethical standards yet had no knowledge or understanding of spiritual things. While on leave from the Army I dated this young lady who invited me to Church. I had the feeling that it wouldn’t be right to go to Church just because I wanted to be with her so I said no thanks. Later back on post in Arizona I decided to go to a service to see what it was all about. It was there I felt God’s leading and responded to an alter call and accepted Christ as my savior. My life was changed forever on that day. I married that young lady and we have been on a wonderful journey through God’s grace and forgiveness from that time on. 

  • Dennis Williams

    Mary and I have been attending LACC since 1990 when we moved here full time. I have attended church most of my life having been born into a Christian home. I have served in many different positions in various churches and am now serving as an elder. It is a privilege to work with the many people who server our Lord at LACC.

  • Larry Larson

    My wife Joan and I have been full time at LACC for the past fourteen years. God has blessed me in so many ways. I have a wife who loves the Lord and has been supportive of me for the past fifty years. We have two daughters a son-in-law (who is more like a son) and two of the most fantastic grandchildren that inhabit the earth! All who love the Lord and continue to strive for an intimate relationship with Him. During my tenure with LACC, I have been active in several different ministers, as well serving on both the Deacon Board and Elder Board.

    LACC is my home church, and where I have continued to grow spiritually. I love the Lord and have tried to be obedient to His calling as to where He wants me to serve. I’m excited about what God is planning for our future here at LACC. I look forward to serving our Father and the church body at LACC in whatever capacity He leads me to.

  • Ron Outland

    My name is Ron Outland and my faithful wife for 25 years is Julie.  I grew up on a ranch in Wyoming.  Julie grew up on a ranch/Christmas tree farm in Alpine, California. We met at Cal Poly, Pomona through the Navigators Christian organization through which Julie trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior. I asked Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Savior when I was about 9 or 10 through my mom’s testimony and through the faithful preaching from God’s word at the Methodist Church in Worland, Wyoming.  I heard about the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, and about the consequience of not believing.  The idea of finding my place in hell apart from our God and Savior did not at all appeal to me.  So I yielded my life to Jesus Christ. Julie and I attended Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon after our marriage in 1980, then moved back to this neck of the woods.  We have enjoyed thoroughly worshiping and serving here at Lake Almanor Community Church since 1989.

  • Nick Smith

    Carol and I have been married for 46 years and have two children, Lori 37, and Nicholas 34. We have three grandchildren. We purchased our home in Lake Almanor in 2006 and moved here full-time in 2014 when I retired from practicing dentistry for 38 years. I served the Central Church of Christ in Stockton for over 30 years as a deacon and elder. I look forward to continuing to serve in various ministries and as an elder at our new church home.