Our Mission Is Simple
We want to serve God by serving others in Lake, Marion and Sumter counties
You have a purpose on this earth. You can do incredible things through Christ.
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He is the almighty. He has the power to save and strengthen our local community.
How We Started
After several preliminary planning meetings The Church Of Christ at Lady Lake officially met for the first time in worship on October 6, 2002.
For the next four years the congregation would meet in leased buildings in the Lady Lake area. (The primary building was the "Old Schoolhouse," featuring a large Auditorium and classrooms.) Meanwhile, a 2-acre property (including rectangular house) was purchased. Conversion of the house into a usable church building began after necessary zoning and permitting were completed.
Finally, in January, 2007, the congregation met in the new facility on Oak Street in Lady Lake. Now, several years later, the group has almost outgrown the existing building and is making preliminary plans for expansion.
Loving God. Loving People.
MEET OUR MINISTER
Wheeler worked in Spartanburg from ‘76 to ‘79. From there he became evangelist for the church in Duncan, SC, where he served from ‘79 to ‘87. While in SC, he worked regularly in radio preaching, in prison ministry, and in alcohol/drug rehabilitation ministry. Next, he preached for the Ann Arbor, Michigan, church for over 8 & 1/2 years, regularly conducting a Sunday live call-in radio broadcast and weekday radio devotions, as well as helping coordinate campus ministries and seminars, besides various TV evangelism efforts and tract writing.
Afterward, he was with the Mountain Island saints in Charlotte, North Carolina, for eighteen years. This involved an extensive tract ministry, radio work, and conducting special classes on various Bible subjects. He has authored a series of booklets called God and Us, a booklet entitled Churches of Christ through the Dark Ages, a three-volume chronological harmony of the gospel of Christ, and stories for children. He was the chairman of the board of directors of the Carolina Messenger magazine for eight years. He taught for ten years for the East Tennessee School of Preaching extension in Statesville, NC, and taught for the North Carolina School of Biblical Studies in Clemmons, NC, for six. He is now working with the church at the Villages in Lady Lake, Florida.
Wheeler has conducted gospel meetings, lectures, and seminars all over the Carolinas and the Southeast, and in Michigan, Ohio, and Washington State. He was involved with mission efforts over several years in Montreal, Canada.
He has studied Latin, French, German, New Testament Greek, and ancient Hebrew. He has been heavily involved with youth ministry, Bible camp work in the Carolinas and in Michigan, and is a strong supporter of Christian education. He has taught Christian evidences, marriage enrichment, parenting, evangelism workshops, and leadership training. He has been involved in numerous debates and counseled many over a range of concerns.
Wheeler has been published extensively over the years in brotherhood and non-brotherhood publications. His most recent work can be found in the Carolina Messenger.
He has been married to the former Barbara Sue Tracy of Spartanburg since ’79. They have been blessed with three children and eight grandchildren!
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