Michael Ghoslin, Pastor
How Long at The Chapel?
Since 1995, serving as pastor since 2003.
Mike has been married to his wife, Colleen since 1982. They have 4 adult children and seven grandchildren ... Rick Wampler (Mikayla, 12 and Grace, 10), Ryan & Gena Ghoslin, Elizabeth & Jimmy Barraza (Ezekiel, 7 & Asher, 4 months) and Jonathan & Leslie Ghoslin (Brantley, 3, Aurora, 2, and James 1 month). Jonathan serves in the US Army and they tend to move around a lot..
Pastor Mike has done a lot of things in his life. He worked as a hot shot for the US Forest Service, pressed vinyl for Capitol Records, he's been a truck driver, milk man, even a church janitor, but even as a self-proclaimed atheist, God had His hand on him and was laying the groundwork for the ultimate call He had on his life. While his spiritual journey began in 1981, it was another 14 years before God brought him to his knees and led him into a life of service. Since that time Mike has served on a variety of church boards, in children's ministry, alongside his wife in youth ministry and anywhere he's needed, all the while working through the process of becoming an ordained elder in the Evangelical Methodist Church, which he did on March 15, 2009. Pastor Mike is passionate about fishing (although he says catching would be even better), a diehard Dodger fan and lives for time with his family ... especially the grandchildren. He has a heart for the lost, the homeles, the marginalized and the people of Lakeview Chapel. His heart's desire is that God would empower him to increase the harvest and minister to those in his care.
EMC Board of Ministerial Education
Music and Books
Having worked for Capitol Records for many years, Pastor Mike has a diverse taste in music styles and artists, enjoying everything from pop to ska, classical to rock and everything in between with no clear favorites. Aside from the Bible, Mike has been influenced by the writings of C. S. Lewis, D. L. Moody, John Wesley, John MacArthur, Jim Cymbala, John Eldredge to name just a few.
"The Bible was not given to us to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives." D. L. Moody