Leaders & Staff

Pastor Thomas Q Robbins
     Thomas Q has been with Lakeside Methodist since 2012.  He and wife Ruth are loved and respected by all who enter our sanctuary.
      He is a graduate of The Citadel, received his law degree from Tulane and Masters in Theology from the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. He served as a JAG attorney with the Army, and spent military time in Vietnam and Germany. Post-military he was practicing law in central Texas when he answered God's call to enter the ministry. 
     He has pastored several United Methodist churches in Texas, including University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas where he served as Senior Pastor for 14 years, and now at Lakeside Methodist near Streetman, Texas.  He is a featured speaker on the Come and See radio program heard across the Midwest and Southcentral United States. 
     Thomas Q's mission is to lead those searching to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and lead the development of faithful disciples of Jesus Christ through worshipping God, personal spiritual growth, covenant relationships and service to others.
Janet Martin, Music Director
     From Breckenridge, Texas, Janet earned a music education degree from Texas Tech University, and has served as a music teacher and resident actress at the Granbury Opera House in Granbury, Texas. Since moving to the Richland Chambers Lake area with husband Dick, she has performed as a soloist for various organizations and events and has been very active in community theater. Janet is owner/operator of her own specialized travel agency and is a member of Bella Voce, a trio of women who perform gospel music, show tunes, and pop standards.
Joanna Fritz, Pianist
     Joanna has been a church pianist since she was just 14 years old. She currently serves as pianist for both Lakeside United Methodist and New Hope Baptist, where she is also choir director. She and husband Clark have one son, John Paul, who attends law school.  Joanna is currently the director of the Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce. Joanna joins Janet Martin and Cathy Kjellson as members of the Bella Voce Trio.
Diane Jones, Treasurer

   

Betsy Metcalf, Secretary
    Retired from a career of 32 years of Federal Service including active duty in the US Marine Corps and many years working for the Environmental Protection Agency, Betsy brings a range of experiences to her position as LUMC secretary. She creates the weekly bulletin and "Hear Ye" publications, the monthly newsletter and accomplishes numerous organizational tasks as well.  For many, Betsy's is the first voice they hear when they contact the church for help or information. She plays a key role in welcoming new visitors and other members coming to church and making them feel like they are a part of the body of Christ. 
     Betsy and her husband Pat live in the Rustling Oaks development with their three “children”, Keira
(the German Shephard), Willow, (the Great Pyrennes), and Fred (the cat).  Betsy also serves her community as a board member on the Winkler Water Service Corporation, a Navarro County Voting Judge, provides administrative support for the Southern Oaks Volunteer Fire Department, secretary for the Rustling Oaks Home Owners Association and is a member of the local Community Care Club.
Kim Gordoa, Nursery Attendant
     A natural nurturer, Kim takes care of the younger members of the LUMC congregation. Even though she runs her own landscaping business, she finds time to pet-sit, baby-sit and elder-sit for friends and neighbors in the Richland Chambers Lake community.  
Merle Hughes, Custodiette
     Other than being a mother, Merle has no formal custodial training, but she does a great job cleaning up after services, meetings, etc. A former teacher (16 years of teaching math and art in middle school), she enjoys her work at Lakeside Methodist because her place of work is not just a job, it's a labor of love. When she's not cleaning, she heads up Lakeside's children's evangelism programs. Her other favorite job is being a professional grandmother!
  

Sunday Services

8 am  Bible Study
9 am  Worship Service
10:15 am Sunday School for both Adults
and Children

Bible Studies

Thomas Q and Ruth Robbins
Janet Martin, Music Director
      Diane Jones has been our Treasurer for that last three years, and has done a marvelous job of managing not only our regular budget, but other funds that have provided lots of challenges!​​
Joanna Fritz, Pianist
Diane Jones, Treasurer
Betsy Metcalf, Secretary
Kim Gordoa, Nursery Attendant
Merle Hughes, Custodiette