Elder- Pastor Daniel Mikesh

Pastor Daniel began serving as Pastor at Lake Drive Baptist Church in November 2019 after serving for nine years as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Clear Lake, South Dakota. Daniel was born and raised in Ames, Iowa and became a Christian at Iowa State University. He and his wife, Olya, have six children, one of whom is in heaven. Daniel is a graduate of Montana Bible College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv).

Elder- Lorenzo Vicini

Lorenzo Vicini became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ in November of 1980 and began to serve Him over the years in several capacities, including as a deacon. He has also served as a Sunday School teacher in youth and adult ministries. Lorenzo felt the call to serve as an elder after more than 30 years of following Christ. Lake Drive Baptist Church voted to install him as Elder in October of 2021. Lorenzo is married to Doris and they have 3 children – Lorenzo ( Caitlyn) Gina (Joe) Gaetano and his granddaughter Natalia. In his post-retirement life, Lorenzo plans to continue leading tours to Italy, particularly Sicily, several times a year.

Our Team of Deacons

The office of Deacon originates from Acts 6:16, but the qualifications of the role is explained in more detail in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. While elders teach biblical theology and see to the spiritual needs of the congregation, deacons take care of the practical needs of the church and it’s members. Our team of faithful deacons serve our church consistently, faithfully, prayerfully and with intent. You will often see them serving as prayer leaders, communion ushers, business meeting leaders and more.