About Us

About Us


For over 50 years, Lakeview United Methodist Church has created a community and opportunities to know God and His love for all people.
Our ministries and missions build spaces to learn more about God’s love for our communities and us. We live this out by allowing Jesus to guide our vision and loving the person in front of us. We invite you to be a part of this community, there is a place for you here!


At Lakeview, you can expect to find a warm and welcoming community, relevant teachings, traditional worship, and a place to grow your relationship with Jesus and others in the Lakeview Community.

We are located on the Northeast corner of Thunderbird Blvd and 103rd Ave, across from Banner Boswell Medical Center.
Our campus is located at 10298 W Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351

Lakeview is located in Sun City an active adult retirement community. At this time we do not provide additional youth programs. As the need arises, we are open to adding additional class to provide our youth with a place to grow their relationship with Jesus.

The only requirement is that you come clothed! Some churches stress wearing your “Sunday best” (e.g. suit and tie), but at Lakeview your Sunday best is simply being yourself. You will see everything from jeans and t-shirts to suits and ties on a Sunday here. Come as you are!

Look for guest or handicap spots near the Worship Center. There are spots available for Golf Carts in the South lot along Thunderbird Blvd.

Click here for a campus map

On regular Sundays for those who can no longer drive, we provide a shuttle bus service that runs from 8:00 am – 12:45 pm.

There are three main routes for getting plugged into Lakeview as quickly as possible.

  1. Sign up for one of our small groups, where you’ll get to meet members of our community, while engaging in some form of Biblical study.
  2. Serve in a ministry team. We believe God has given everybody unique skills and passions to help make the world a better place. If you are interested in using your talents at Lakeview, you can check out all of our opportunities under the Serve section of this site.
  3. There are always upcoming events happening at our church. You can subscribe to our e-newsletter to keep up to date on all things Lakeview!

Meet Our Staff


Dave Summers, Senior Pastor
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Linda De Atley; Pastor of Discipleship
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Ross Parrott; Pastor of Congregational Care

Ministry Team

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Dr. Priscilla Woodley; Music Director
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Patrica Howard; Organist, flutist
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Glade Kynaston; Media Arts Director
Johnson Smith; Assistant Media Art Director

Administrative Team

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Irene Stephenson; Office Manager
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Tami Stam; Comptroler
Jim Smith
Jim Smith; Facilities Director
Larry Canepa, TNT Chef

Our Beliefs

When we think about our health, the first things that come to mind is diet and exercise. However, good health isn’t just about the physical body. Our mind and body are interconnected and affect each other tremendously.

For example, a stressful situation causing negative thoughts can lead to physical pain or illness. It’s important to maintain a healthy balance between your mind, body, and soul by nurturing your whole self, including your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.

There are many things you can do in your daily life to achieve overall wellness.

Read and learn often. Your education shouldn’t stop once you’re retired. Open your mind to new possibilities, beliefs, and interests by reading, taking online classes, watching documentaries, and attending workshops.

Be grateful. Take some time each day to write or think about the things you’re grateful for, like family, friends, pets, food, shelter, health, or the beauty of nature.

Travel and learn about other cultures. Do this as much as you can!

Avoid sitting for extended periods of time. Try to stand or move around if possible. Too much sitting is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and a shortened lifespan.

Get at least 15 minutes of moderate to fast-paced exercise each day. Walk on nice days. Exercise is important for heart health, physical stamina, and mood.

Spend time outside. Now is the perfect time of year for walking, golfing, picnics, outdoor fun, and much more!

Get enough sleep each night. And remember that you’re never too old for naps.

Let go of the little things. If something won’t matter tomorrow, don’t let it ruin today.

Get involved in a volunteer organization or activism group. Use your voice or your talents to do some good in the world. We’re all connected, and it’s incredible to experience that connectedness when we work toward a common goal.

Fuel your passions. Set aside some time each day to do what makes your soul happy. Many of us work so much that we forget how great it feels to paint, dance, make music, write, garden, or swim.

Be kind to everyone. This includes yourself!

Avoid gossip and drama. Judging your neighbors and co-workers doesn’t make you superior; it just makes you hard to trust.

Laugh often. If you take life to seriously, you’re going to miss out on a whole lot of good times.

Forgive yourself for your past mistakes. Learn from the past, but don’t let it destroy you.

  • To introduce people to Jesus Christ in positive ways.
  • To disciple believers through small fellowship groups.
  • To celebrate life.
  • To offer hope and healing.

To help people transform their lives,

  • by worshiping God in spirit and in truth emphasizing Biblical preaching.
  • by growing in the image of Jesus Christ and walking with him daily.
  • by caring for one another in Christian love and kindness.
  • by sharing the good news of what God has done in Christ’s one life.
  • by following His example guided by the Holy Spirit in humble service.

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